US20100142445A1 - Environments for a mobile, broadband, routable internet - Google Patents

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US20100142445A1
US20100142445A1 US12/554,699 US55469909A US2010142445A1 US 20100142445 A1 US20100142445 A1 US 20100142445A1 US 55469909 A US55469909 A US 55469909A US 2010142445 A1 US2010142445 A1 US 2010142445A1
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Abstract

In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements. Certain environments may be enabled on the mobile broadband routable internet by one or more enablers associated with the mobile broadband routable internet.

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    CROSS-REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS
  • This application claims the benefit of the following patent applications, each of which is hereby incorporated by reference in its entirety:
  • U.S. App. No. 61/094,394 filed Sep. 4, 2008; U.S. App. No. 61/094,546 filed Sep. 5, 2008; U.S. App. No. 61/118,232 filed Sep. 5, 2008; U.S. App. No. 61/094,584 filed Sep. 5, 2008; U.S. App. No. 61/094,591 filed Sep. 5, 2008; U.S. App. No. 61/094,594 filed Sep. 5, 2008; U.S. App. No. 61/094,611 filed Sep. 5, 2008; U.S. App. No. 61/095,298 filed Sep. 8, 2008; U.S. App. No. 61/095,310 filed Sep. 9, 2008; U.S. App. No. 61/094,183 filed Sep. 4, 2008; U.S. App. No. 61/094,203 filed Sep. 4, 2008; U.S. App. No. 61/094,279 filed Sep. 4, 2008; U.S. App. No. 61/094,294 filed Sep. 4, 2008; U.S. App. No. 61/094,231 filed Sep. 4, 2008; U.S. App. No. 61/094,247 filed Sep. 4, 2008; U.S. App. No. 61/094,310 filed Sep. 4, 2008; U.S. App. No. 61/103,106 filed Oct. 6, 2008; U.S. App. No. 61/111,384 filed Nov. 5, 2008; U.S. App. No. 61/112,131 filed Nov. 6, 2008; U.S. App. No. 61/121,169 filed Dec. 9, 2008; and U.S. App. No. 61/187,656 filed Jun. 16, 2009.
  • FIELD OF THE INVENTION
  • The invention herein disclosed generally refers to networking, and more particularly to mobile networking.
  • BACKGROUND
  • Existing wireless communications used in carrier-grade networks typically consist of a cell-based infrastructure where all mobile subscriber nodes must communicate directly with a network base station. As an alternative, wireless communications may utilize a mobile ad-hoc network, where any mobile node can communicate with any other node, either directly or through multiple hops across the network topology. However, existing mobile ad-hoc networks sometimes operate without any network infrastructure on a single fixed spectrum channel. Currently used techniques do not provide sufficient Quality of Service (QoS) needed to offer carrier-grade service in a heterogeneous broadband media environment containing both delay-sensitive (e.g., voice over Internet Protocol, VoIP) and delay-tolerant (e.g., internet browsing) traffic. Therefore, there exists a need to provide carrier-grade QoS in mobile networks.
  • SUMMARY
  • In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for a mobile broadband routable internet (MBRI) providing for carrier-grade, networked, broadband, IP-routable communication among a plurality of mobile devices, where the mobile devices may represent a plurality of nodes that are linked together through a mobile ad-hoc network (MANET). Mobile devices may operate as peers in a peer-to-peer network, with full IP routing capabilities enabled within each mobile device, thereby allowing routing of IP-based traffic, including deployment of applications, to the mobile device without need for infrastructure conventionally required for mobile ad hoc networks, such as cellular telephony infrastructure. Full IP-routing to mobile devices may allow seamless integration to the fixed Internet, such as through fixed or mobile access points, such as for backhaul purposes. Thus, the MBRI may function as a standalone mobile Internet, without connection to the fixed Internet, or as an IP-routable extension of another network, whether it be the Internet, a local area network, a wide area network, a cellular network, a personal area network, or some other type of network that is capable of integration with an IP-based network.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as sending and receiving nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; determining a routing priority within the network, wherein the routing priority is provided by granting channel access to a node for which prioritized routing is identified and sending delay-sensitive data from the node before sending delay-tolerant data from the node; and wherein the routing priority facilitates managing routing of data within the mobile, broadband, routable internet of the environment, and wherein the environment is an academic campus environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing support for peer-to-peer traffic within the network; and utilizing the peer-to-peer traffic network support in the environment to provide fixed-network-independent capacity and service delivery, wherein the environment is an academic campus environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing peer to peer connectivity within the mobile broadband routable internet; and utilizing the peer to peer connectivity to facilitate mobile, fixed-infrastructure-independent, peer-to-peer application connection among at least a subset of the plurality of mobile devices in the environment, wherein the environment is an academic campus environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing file sharing over the mobile broadband routable internet; and facilitating the use of file sharing in the environment without degrading system performance, wherein the environment is an academic campus environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; deploying user-generated applications over the mobile broadband routable internet; and facilitating the use of the user-generated application in the environment without degrading system performance, wherein the environment is an academic campus environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing peer-to-peer applications over the mobile broadband routable internet; and facilitating the use of peer-to-peer applications in the environment without degrading performance of the mobile broadband routable internet, wherein the environment is an academic campus environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; facilitating direct-to-device application deployment over the mobile broadband routable internet; and providing a mobile application associated with the environment that is deployed directly to a device in the mobile broadband routable internet using direct-to-device application deployment, wherein the environment is an academic campus environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing a facility for distributing data among a plurality of mobile broadband routable internet devices in the environment; and facilitating use of the distributed data with a web application deployed in an environment, wherein the environment is an academic campus environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing multicast routing within the network by allowing a data object to be transmitted by a device to a plurality of destinations in the environment over a plurality of routes; and distributing application-related updates using multicast routing to a mobile device in the environment, wherein the environment is an academic campus environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing an adaptive transmit power control facility for a device within the network in the environment, the adaptive transmit power control facility adapted to adjust transmission power of the device based on at least one of the density of proximate devices in the network, the condition of a neighboring device on the network, a channel condition of the network, a service level condition, a network performance condition, an environmental condition of the device and an application requirement of the device; and using adaptive transmit power control to adapt the transmit power associated with a device in the environment based on at least a density of devices, wherein the environment is an academic campus environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing a facility for enabling adaptation of the data rate provided for links among devices within the network, the adaptation based on at least one of the density of devices in the network, the condition of neighboring devices in the network, a channel condition of the network, a service level condition, a network performance condition, an environmental condition and an application requirement; and wherein application related data transmission and receiving parameters are based on the adaptive link data rates for devices within the network in the environment, and wherein the environment is an academic campus environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing dynamic spectrum access capabilities within the network by determining communication spectrum quality and adjusting use of time frequency rectangles within the communication spectrum based on the determination; and enhancing use of spectral bandwidth in the environment by using the dynamic spectrum access capabilities, wherein the environment is an academic campus environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include enhancing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and communicating among the plurality of devices in an environment over a radio communication spectrum and reusing portions of the spectrum for communication based on availability of time frequency rectangles within portions of the spectrum, wherein the environment is an academic campus environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing geo-location coding of device nodes in the network, wherein geo-location is based at least in part on a network location of a device node relative to other devices in the network; and facilitating at least one location-based service by using geo-location of device nodes in the environment, wherein the environment is an academic campus environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in the environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing multimedia support within the network through a hybrid frame structure that includes variable slot duration and sub-channelization of bandwidth; and providing multimedia services in the environment using the multimedia support, wherein the environment is an academic campus environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in the environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing time synchronization among nodes of the network, wherein the time synchronization is provided by communicating a representation of network timing at all the nodes with sufficient accuracy to enable reliable communications; and delivering services to device nodes in the environment using network node time synchronization, wherein the environment is an academic campus environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing seamless outdoor and indoor operation over the network; and taking advantage of the seamless outdoor and indoor operation to deliver services over the network within the environment, wherein the an academic campus environment is environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing fixed radio installations that facilitate connection of the plurality of mobile devices, wherein the fixed radio installations are based at least in part on meeting a criteria associated with network radio propagation and performance; and facilitating the use of the fixed radio installation for backhaul communication in the environment, wherein the environment is an academic campus environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing an IP-compatible plug connection to at least one wired infrastructure type in the environment, wherein the environment is an academic campus environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing multiple fixed-network gateway interfaces connecting the mobile ad hoc network to a fixed network, wherein the method is directed at an academic campus environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing an automated network design tool to facilitate low cost and fast network design engineering and deployment planning of the fixed infrastructure elements of the network, wherein the method is directed at an academic campus environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and deploying a plurality of low cost mesh access points to provide network coverage in a geography, wherein the method is directed at an academic campus environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing small form factor nodes that allow for low cost and fast capacity expansion and network upgrade, wherein the method is directed at an academic campus environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and routing communications between a mobile device and a device on a remote network so as to substantially favor routes through the mobile, broadband, routable Internet that have fewer hops between the mobile device and a backhaul access point, wherein the method is directed at an academic campus environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing a user deployable access point that connects to the network, wherein the method is directed at an academic campus environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing at least one base station controller function in at least one subscriber device, the base station controller function including at least one of an air interface management function, a signaling function, a concentration logic function, and a signal propagation function, wherein the method is directed at an academic campus environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing service provider tools to manage resource consumption of at least one device on the ad hoc network, wherein the tools are deployed on at least one of the plurality of mobile devices and use at least one management path for reporting usage of the at least one device, wherein the method is directed at an academic campus environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing full radio resource management functions in at least one device, the radio resource management functions including at least one of radio management, handover, handoff, and foreign device cooperation functions, wherein the at least one device is a subscriber device, wherein the method is directed at an academic campus environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing multi-session functions in at least one of the plurality of devices, wherein the at least one device is a subscriber device, wherein the method is directed at an academic campus environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing cost-based routing functions in the network through dynamic forming and reforming of links and routes, wherein the cost-based routing functions are provided in a plurality of subscriber devices, wherein the method is directed at an academic campus environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing IP router functions at individual mobile devices of the network, wherein the individual mobile devices are subscriber devices, wherein the method is directed at an academic campus environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing, in at least one of the plurality of mobile devices, media access control layer capabilities including sub-network layer convergence functions selected from a list consisting of segmentation and reassembly, quality of service, throughput fairness, adaptive data rate control, and transmit power control, wherein the at least one mobile device is a subscriber device, wherein the method is directed at an academic campus environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing route diversity within the network to facilitate assurance of packet communication, wherein route diversity is based at least on a number of network devices in a geographic area; wherein the method is directed at an academic campus environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and allowing layer 2 forwarding among at least some of the plurality of mobile devices, wherein them method is directed at an academic campus environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing the routable internet to a node in the network, wherein the node also communicates with a cellular network through at least one of the fixed infrastructure elements and the routable internet is provided outside the cellular network, wherein the method is directed at an academic campus environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing IP application deployment to a device in the network, wherein the device also communicates with a cellular network through at least one of the fixed infrastructure elements and the IP application is deployed outside the cellular network, wherein the method is directed at an academic campus environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and routing data packets through the mobile ad hoc network, wherein the method is directed at an academic campus environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and routing data packets through the mobile ad hoc network absent communications with the fixed infrastructure elements, wherein the method is directed at an academic campus environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements, communications to the nodes having a throughput of at least 768 kbit/sec during normal operation, wherein the method is directed at an academic campus environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements, communications to the nodes having a throughput of at least 768 kbit/set when the nodes are in motion at vehicular speeds, wherein the method is directed at an academic campus environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of mobile devices of fixed infrastructure elements, wherein the method is directed at an academic campus environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and applying swarm intelligence to determine at least some parts of at least some routes through the mobile, broadband, routable internet, wherein the method is directed at an academic campus environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as sending and receiving nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; determining a routing priority within the network, wherein the routing priority is provided by granting channel access to a node for which prioritized routing is identified and sending delay-sensitive data from the node before sending delay-tolerant data from the node; and wherein the routing priority facilitates managing routing of data within the mobile, broadband, routable internet of the environment, and wherein the environment is a city environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing support for peer-to-peer traffic within the network; and utilizing the peer-to-peer traffic network support in the environment to provide fixed-network-independent capacity and service delivery, wherein the environment is a city environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing peer to peer connectivity within the mobile broadband routable internet; and utilizing the peer to peer connectivity to facilitate mobile, fixed-infrastructure-independent, peer-to-peer application connection among at least a subset of the plurality of mobile devices in the environment, wherein the environment is a city environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing file sharing over the mobile broadband routable internet; and facilitating the use of file sharing in the environment without degrading system performance, wherein the environment is a city environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; deploying user-generated applications over the mobile broadband routable internet; and facilitating the use of the user-generated application in the environment without degrading system performance, wherein the environment is a city environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing peer-to-peer applications over the mobile broadband routable internet; and facilitating the use of peer-to-peer applications in the environment without degrading performance of the mobile broadband routable internet, wherein the environment is a city environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; facilitating direct-to-device application deployment over the mobile broadband routable internet; and providing a mobile application associated with the environment that is deployed directly to a device in the mobile broadband routable internet using direct-to-device application deployment, wherein the environment is a city environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing a facility for distributing data among a plurality of mobile broadband routable internet devices in the environment; and facilitating use of the distributed data with a web application deployed in an environment, wherein the environment is a city environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing multicast routing within the network by allowing a data object to be transmitted by a device to a plurality of destinations in the environment over a plurality of routes; and distributing application-related updates using multicast routing to a mobile device in the environment, wherein the environment is a city environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing an adaptive transmit power control facility for a device within the network in the environment, the adaptive transmit power control facility adapted to adjust transmission power of the device based on at least one of the density of proximate devices in the network, the condition of a neighboring device on the network, a channel condition of the network, a service level condition, a network performance condition, an environmental condition of the device and an application requirement of the device; and using adaptive transmit power control to adapt the transmit power associated with a device in the environment based on at least a density of devices, wherein the environment is a city environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing a facility for enabling adaptation of the data rate provided for links among devices within the network, the adaptation based on at least one of the density of devices in the network, the condition of neighboring devices in the network, a channel condition of the network, a service level condition, a network performance condition, an environmental condition and an application requirement; and wherein application related data transmission and receiving parameters are based on the adaptive link data rates for devices within the network in the environment, and wherein the environment is a city environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing dynamic spectrum access capabilities within the network by determining communication spectrum quality and adjusting use of time frequency rectangles within the communication spectrum based on the determination; and enhancing use of spectral bandwidth in the environment by using the dynamic spectrum access capabilities, wherein the environment is a city environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include enhancing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and communicating among the plurality of devices in an environment over a radio communication spectrum and reusing portions of the spectrum for communication based on availability of time frequency rectangles within portions of the spectrum, wherein the environment is a city environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing geo-location coding of device nodes in the network, wherein geo-location is based at least in part on a network location of a device node relative to other devices in the network; and facilitating at least one location-based service by using geo-location of device nodes in the environment, wherein the environment is a city environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in the environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing multimedia support within the network through a hybrid frame structure that includes variable slot duration and sub-channelization of bandwidth; and providing multimedia services in the environment using the multimedia support, wherein the environment is a city environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in the environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing time synchronization among nodes of the network, wherein the time synchronization is provided by communicating a representation of network timing at all the nodes with sufficient accuracy to enable reliable communications; and delivering services to device nodes in the environment using network node time synchronization, wherein the environment is a city environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing seamless outdoor and indoor operation over the network; and taking advantage of the seamless outdoor and indoor operation to deliver services over the network within the environment, wherein the a city environment is environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing fixed radio installations that facilitate connection of the plurality of mobile devices, wherein the fixed radio installations are based at least in part on meeting a criteria associated with network radio propagation and performance; and facilitating the use of the fixed radio installation for backhaul communication in the environment, wherein the environment is a city environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing an IP-compatible plug connection to at least one wired infrastructure type in the environment, wherein the environment is a city environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing multiple fixed-network gateway interfaces connecting the mobile ad hoc network to a fixed network, wherein the method is directed at a city environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing an automated network design tool to facilitate low cost and fast network design engineering and deployment planning of the fixed infrastructure elements of the network, wherein the method is directed at a city environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and deploying a plurality of low cost mesh access points to provide network coverage in a geography, wherein the method is directed at a city environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing small form factor nodes that allow for low cost and fast capacity expansion and network upgrade, wherein the method is directed at a city environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and routing communications between a mobile device and a device on a remote network so as to substantially favor routes through the mobile, broadband, routable Internet that have fewer hops between the mobile device and a backhaul access point, wherein the method is directed at a city environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing a user deployable access point that connects to the network, wherein the method is directed at a city environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing at least one base station controller function in at least one subscriber device, the base station controller function including at least one of an air interface management function, a signaling function, a concentration logic function, and a signal propagation function, wherein the method is directed at a city environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing service provider tools to manage resource consumption of at least one device on the ad hoc network, wherein the tools are deployed on at least one of the plurality of mobile devices and use at least one management path for reporting usage of the at least one device, wherein the method is directed at a city environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing full radio resource management functions in at least one device, the radio resource management functions including at least one of radio management, handover, handoff, and foreign device cooperation functions, wherein the at least one device is a subscriber device, wherein the method is directed at a city environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing multi-session functions in at least one of the plurality of devices, wherein the at least one device is a subscriber device, wherein the method is directed at a city environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing cost-based routing functions in the network through dynamic forming and reforming of links and routes, wherein the cost-based routing functions are provided in a plurality of subscriber devices, wherein the method is directed at a city environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing IP router functions at individual mobile devices of the network, wherein the individual mobile devices are subscriber devices, wherein the method is directed at a city environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing, in at least one of the plurality of mobile devices, media access control layer capabilities including sub-network layer convergence functions selected from a list consisting of segmentation and reassembly, quality of service, throughput fairness, adaptive data rate control, and transmit power control, wherein the at least one mobile device is a subscriber device, wherein the method is directed at a city environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing route diversity within the network to facilitate assurance of packet communication, wherein route diversity is based at least on a number of network devices in a geographic area; wherein the method is directed at a city environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and allowing layer 2 forwarding among at least some of the plurality of mobile devices, wherein them method is directed at a city environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing the routable internet to a node in the network, wherein the node also communicates with a cellular network through at least one of the fixed infrastructure elements and the routable internet is provided outside the cellular network, wherein the method is directed at a city environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing IP application deployment to a device in the network, wherein the device also communicates with a cellular network through at least one of the fixed infrastructure elements and the IP application is deployed outside the cellular network, wherein the method is directed at a city environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and routing data packets through the mobile ad hoc network, wherein the method is directed at a city environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and routing data packets through the mobile ad hoc network absent communications with the fixed infrastructure elements, wherein the method is directed at a city environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements, communications to the nodes having a throughput of at least 768 kbit/sec during normal operation, wherein the method is directed at a city environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements, communications to the nodes having a throughput of at least 768 kbit/set when the nodes are in motion at vehicular speeds, wherein the method is directed at a city environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of mobile devices of fixed infrastructure elements, wherein the method is directed at a city environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and applying swarm intelligence to determine at least some parts of at least some routes through the mobile, broadband, routable internet, wherein the method is directed at a city environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as sending and receiving nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; determining a routing priority within the network, wherein the routing priority is provided by granting channel access to a node for which prioritized routing is identified and sending delay-sensitive data from the node before sending delay-tolerant data from the node; and wherein the routing priority facilitates managing routing of data within the mobile, broadband, routable internet of the environment, and wherein the environment is a metropolitan environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing support for peer-to-peer traffic within the network; and utilizing the peer-to-peer traffic network support in the environment to provide fixed-network-independent capacity and service delivery, wherein the environment is a metropolitan environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing peer to peer connectivity within the mobile broadband routable internet; and utilizing the peer to peer connectivity to facilitate mobile, fixed-infrastructure-independent, peer-to-peer application connection among at least a subset of the plurality of mobile devices in the environment, wherein the environment is a metropolitan environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing file sharing over the mobile broadband routable internet; and facilitating the use of file sharing in the environment without degrading system performance, wherein the environment is a metropolitan environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; deploying user-generated applications over the mobile broadband routable internet; and facilitating the use of the user-generated application in the environment without degrading system performance, wherein the environment is a metropolitan environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing peer-to-peer applications over the mobile broadband routable internet; and facilitating the use of peer-to-peer applications in the environment without degrading performance of the mobile broadband routable internet, wherein the environment is a metropolitan environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; facilitating direct-to-device application deployment over the mobile broadband routable internet; and providing a mobile application associated with the environment that is deployed directly to a device in the mobile broadband routable internet using direct-to-device application deployment, wherein the environment is a metropolitan environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing a facility for distributing data among a plurality of mobile broadband routable internet devices in the environment; and facilitating use of the distributed data with a web application deployed in an environment, wherein the environment is a metropolitan environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing multicast routing within the network by allowing a data object to be transmitted by a device to a plurality of destinations in the environment over a plurality of routes; and distributing application-related updates using multicast routing to a mobile device in the environment, wherein the environment is a metropolitan environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing an adaptive transmit power control facility for a device within the network in the environment, the adaptive transmit power control facility adapted to adjust transmission power of the device based on at least one of the density of proximate devices in the network, the condition of a neighboring device on the network, a channel condition of the network, a service level condition, a network performance condition, an environmental condition of the device and an application requirement of the device; and using adaptive transmit power control to adapt the transmit power associated with a device in the environment based on at least a density of devices, wherein the environment is a metropolitan environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing a facility for enabling adaptation of the data rate provided for links among devices within the network, the adaptation based on at least one of the density of devices in the network, the condition of neighboring devices in the network, a channel condition of the network, a service level condition, a network performance condition, an environmental condition and an application requirement; and wherein application related data transmission and receiving parameters are based on the adaptive link data rates for devices within the network in the environment, and wherein the environment is a metropolitan environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing dynamic spectrum access capabilities within the network by determining communication spectrum quality and adjusting use of time frequency rectangles within the communication spectrum based on the determination; and enhancing use of spectral bandwidth in the environment by using the dynamic spectrum access capabilities, wherein the environment is a metropolitan environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include enhancing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and communicating among the plurality of devices in an environment over a radio communication spectrum and reusing portions of the spectrum for communication based on availability of time frequency rectangles within portions of the spectrum, wherein the environment is a metropolitan environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing geo-location coding of device nodes in the network, wherein geo-location is based at least in part on a network location of a device node relative to other devices in the network; and facilitating at least one location-based service by using geo-location of device nodes in the environment, wherein the environment is a metropolitan environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in the environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing multimedia support within the network through a hybrid frame structure that includes variable slot duration and sub-channelization of bandwidth; and providing multimedia services in the environment using the multimedia support, wherein the environment is a metropolitan environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in the environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing time synchronization among nodes of the network, wherein the time synchronization is provided by communicating a representation of network timing at all the nodes with sufficient accuracy to enable reliable communications; and delivering services to device nodes in the environment using network node time synchronization, wherein the environment is a metropolitan environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing seamless outdoor and indoor operation over the network; and taking advantage of the seamless outdoor and indoor operation to deliver services over the network within the environment, wherein the a metropolitan environment is environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing fixed radio installations that facilitate connection of the plurality of mobile devices, wherein the fixed radio installations are based at least in part on meeting a criteria associated with network radio propagation and performance; and facilitating the use of the fixed radio installation for backhaul communication in the environment, wherein the environment is a metropolitan environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing an IP-compatible plug connection to at least one wired infrastructure type in the environment, wherein the environment is a metropolitan environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing multiple fixed-network gateway interfaces connecting the mobile ad hoc network to a fixed network, wherein the method is directed at a metropolitan environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing an automated network design tool to facilitate low cost and fast network design engineering and deployment planning of the fixed infrastructure elements of the network, wherein the method is directed at a metropolitan environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and deploying a plurality of low cost mesh access points to provide network coverage in a geography, wherein the method is directed at a metropolitan environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing small form factor nodes that allow for low cost and fast capacity expansion and network upgrade, wherein the method is directed at a metropolitan environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and routing communications between a mobile device and a device on a remote network so as to substantially favor routes through the mobile, broadband, routable Internet that have fewer hops between the mobile device and a backhaul access point, wherein the method is directed at a metropolitan environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing a user deployable access point that connects to the network, wherein the method is directed at a metropolitan environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing at least one base station controller function in at least one subscriber device, the base station controller function including at least one of an air interface management function, a signaling function, a concentration logic function, and a signal propagation function, wherein the method is directed at a metropolitan environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing service provider tools to manage resource consumption of at least one device on the ad hoc network, wherein the tools are deployed on at least one of the plurality of mobile devices and use at least one management path for reporting usage of the at least one device, wherein the method is directed at a metropolitan environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing full radio resource management functions in at least one device, the radio resource management functions including at least one of radio management, handover, handoff, and foreign device cooperation functions, wherein the at least one device is a subscriber device, wherein the method is directed at a metropolitan environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing multi-session functions in at least one of the plurality of devices, wherein the at least one device is a subscriber device, wherein the method is directed at a metropolitan environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing cost-based routing functions in the network through dynamic forming and reforming of links and routes, wherein the cost-based routing functions are provided in a plurality of subscriber devices, wherein the method is directed at a metropolitan environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing IP router functions at individual mobile devices of the network, wherein the individual mobile devices are subscriber devices, wherein the method is directed at a metropolitan environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing, in at least one of the plurality of mobile devices, media access control layer capabilities including sub-network layer convergence functions selected from a list consisting of segmentation and reassembly, quality of service, throughput fairness, adaptive data rate control, and transmit power control, wherein the at least one mobile device is a subscriber device, wherein the method is directed at a metropolitan environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing route diversity within the network to facilitate assurance of packet communication, wherein route diversity is based at least on a number of network devices in a geographic area; wherein the method is directed at a metropolitan environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and allowing layer 2 forwarding among at least some of the plurality of mobile devices, wherein them method is directed at a metropolitan environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing the routable internet to a node in the network, wherein the node also communicates with a cellular network through at least one of the fixed infrastructure elements and the routable internet is provided outside the cellular network, wherein the method is directed at a metropolitan environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing IP application deployment to a device in the network, wherein the device also communicates with a cellular network through at least one of the fixed infrastructure elements and the IP application is deployed outside the cellular network, wherein the method is directed at a metropolitan environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and routing data packets through the mobile ad hoc network, wherein the method is directed at a metropolitan environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and routing data packets through the mobile ad hoc network absent communications with the fixed infrastructure elements, wherein the method is directed at a metropolitan environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements, communications to the nodes having a throughput of at least 768 kbit/sec during normal operation, wherein the method is directed at a metropolitan environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements, communications to the nodes having a throughput of at least 768 kbit/set when the nodes are in motion at vehicular speeds, wherein the method is directed at a metropolitan environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of mobile devices of fixed infrastructure elements, wherein the method is directed at a metropolitan environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and applying swarm intelligence to determine at least some parts of at least some routes through the mobile, broadband, routable internet, wherein the method is directed at a metropolitan environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as sending and receiving nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; determining a routing priority within the network, wherein the routing priority is provided by granting channel access to a node for which prioritized routing is identified and sending delay-sensitive data from the node before sending delay-tolerant data from the node; and wherein the routing priority facilitates managing routing of data within the mobile, broadband, routable internet of the environment, and wherein the environment is a challenging spectral conditions environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing support for peer-to-peer traffic within the network; and utilizing the peer-to-peer traffic network support in the environment to provide fixed-network-independent capacity and service delivery, wherein the environment is a challenging spectral conditions environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing peer to peer connectivity within the mobile broadband routable internet; and utilizing the peer to peer connectivity to facilitate mobile, fixed-infrastructure-independent, peer-to-peer application connection among at least a subset of the plurality of mobile devices in the environment, wherein the environment is a challenging spectral conditions environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing file sharing over the mobile broadband routable internet; and facilitating the use of file sharing in the environment without degrading system performance, wherein the environment is a challenging spectral conditions environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; deploying user-generated applications over the mobile broadband routable internet; and facilitating the use of the user-generated application in the environment without degrading system performance, wherein the environment is a challenging spectral conditions environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing peer-to-peer applications over the mobile broadband routable internet; and facilitating the use of peer-to-peer applications in the environment without degrading performance of the mobile broadband routable internet, wherein the environment is a challenging spectral conditions environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; facilitating direct-to-device application deployment over the mobile broadband routable internet; and providing a mobile application associated with the environment that is deployed directly to a device in the mobile broadband routable internet using direct-to-device application deployment, wherein the environment is a challenging spectral conditions environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing a facility for distributing data among a plurality of mobile broadband routable internet devices in the environment; and facilitating use of the distributed data with a web application deployed in an environment, wherein the environment is a challenging spectral conditions environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing multicast routing within the network by allowing a data object to be transmitted by a device to a plurality of destinations in the environment over a plurality of routes; and distributing application-related updates using multicast routing to a mobile device in the environment, wherein the environment is a challenging spectral conditions environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing an adaptive transmit power control facility for a device within the network in the environment, the adaptive transmit power control facility adapted to adjust transmission power of the device based on at least one of the density of proximate devices in the network, the condition of a neighboring device on the network, a channel condition of the network, a service level condition, a network performance condition, an environmental condition of the device and an application requirement of the device; and using adaptive transmit power control to adapt the transmit power associated with a device in the environment based on at least a density of devices, wherein the environment is a challenging spectral conditions environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing a facility for enabling adaptation of the data rate provided for links among devices within the network, the adaptation based on at least one of the density of devices in the network, the condition of neighboring devices in the network, a channel condition of the network, a service level condition, a network performance condition, an environmental condition and an application requirement; and wherein application related data transmission and receiving parameters are based on the adaptive link data rates for devices within the network in the environment, and wherein the environment is a challenging spectral conditions environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing dynamic spectrum access capabilities within the network by determining communication spectrum quality and adjusting use of time frequency rectangles within the communication spectrum based on the determination; and enhancing use of spectral bandwidth in the environment by using the dynamic spectrum access capabilities, wherein the environment is a challenging spectral conditions environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include enhancing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and communicating among the plurality of devices in an environment over a radio communication spectrum and reusing portions of the spectrum for communication based on availability of time frequency rectangles within portions of the spectrum, wherein the environment is a challenging spectral conditions environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing geo-location coding of device nodes in the network, wherein geo-location is based at least in part on a network location of a device node relative to other devices in the network; and facilitating at least one location-based service by using geo-location of device nodes in the environment, wherein the environment is a challenging spectral conditions environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in the environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing multimedia support within the network through a hybrid frame structure that includes variable slot duration and sub-channelization of bandwidth; and providing multimedia services in the environment using the multimedia support, wherein the environment is a challenging spectral conditions environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in the environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing time synchronization among nodes of the network, wherein the time synchronization is provided by communicating a representation of network timing at all the nodes with sufficient accuracy to enable reliable communications; and delivering services to device nodes in the environment using network node time synchronization, wherein the environment is a challenging spectral conditions environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing seamless outdoor and indoor operation over the network; and taking advantage of the seamless outdoor and indoor operation to deliver services over the network within the environment, wherein the a challenging spectral conditions environment is environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing fixed radio installations that facilitate connection of the plurality of mobile devices, wherein the fixed radio installations are based at least in part on meeting a criteria associated with network radio propagation and performance; and facilitating the use of the fixed radio installation for backhaul communication in the environment, wherein the environment is a challenging spectral conditions environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing an IP-compatible plug connection to at least one wired infrastructure type in the environment, wherein the environment is a challenging spectral conditions environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing multiple fixed-network gateway interfaces connecting the mobile ad hoc network to a fixed network, wherein the method is directed at a challenging spectral conditions environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing an automated network design tool to facilitate low cost and fast network design engineering and deployment planning of the fixed infrastructure elements of the network, wherein the method is directed at a challenging spectral conditions environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and deploying a plurality of low cost mesh access points to provide network coverage in a geography, wherein the method is directed at a challenging spectral conditions environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing small form factor nodes that allow for low cost and fast capacity expansion and network upgrade, wherein the method is directed at a challenging spectral conditions environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and routing communications between a mobile device and a device on a remote network so as to substantially favor routes through the mobile, broadband, routable Internet that have fewer hops between the mobile device and a backhaul access point, wherein the method is directed at a challenging spectral conditions environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing a user deployable access point that connects to the network, wherein the method is directed at a challenging spectral conditions environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing at least one base station controller function in at least one subscriber device, the base station controller function including at least one of an air interface management function, a signaling function, a concentration logic function, and a signal propagation function, wherein the method is directed at a challenging spectral conditions environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing service provider tools to manage resource consumption of at least one device on the ad hoc network, wherein the tools are deployed on at least one of the plurality of mobile devices and use at least one management path for reporting usage of the at least one device, wherein the method is directed at a challenging spectral conditions environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing full radio resource management functions in at least one device, the radio resource management functions including at least one of radio management, handover, handoff, and foreign device cooperation functions, wherein the at least one device is a subscriber device, wherein the method is directed at a challenging spectral conditions environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing multi-session functions in at least one of the plurality of devices, wherein the at least one device is a subscriber device, wherein the method is directed at a challenging spectral conditions environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing cost-based routing functions in the network through dynamic forming and reforming of links and routes, wherein the cost-based routing functions are provided in a plurality of subscriber devices, wherein the method is directed at a challenging spectral conditions environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing IP router functions at individual mobile devices of the network, wherein the individual mobile devices are subscriber devices, wherein the method is directed at a challenging spectral conditions environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing, in at least one of the plurality of mobile devices, media access control layer capabilities including sub-network layer convergence functions selected from a list consisting of segmentation and reassembly, quality of service, throughput fairness, adaptive data rate control, and transmit power control, wherein the at least one mobile device is a subscriber device, wherein the method is directed at a challenging spectral conditions environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing route diversity within the network to facilitate assurance of packet communication, wherein route diversity is based at least on a number of network devices in a geographic area; wherein the method is directed at a challenging spectral conditions environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and allowing layer 2 forwarding among at least some of the plurality of mobile devices, wherein them method is directed at a challenging spectral conditions environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing the routable internet to a node in the network, wherein the node also communicates with a cellular network through at least one of the fixed infrastructure elements and the routable internet is provided outside the cellular network, wherein the method is directed at a challenging spectral conditions environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing IP application deployment to a device in the network, wherein the device also communicates with a cellular network through at least one of the fixed infrastructure elements and the IP application is deployed outside the cellular network, wherein the method is directed at a challenging spectral conditions environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and routing data packets through the mobile ad hoc network, wherein the method is directed at a challenging spectral conditions environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and routing data packets through the mobile ad hoc network absent communications with the fixed infrastructure elements, wherein the method is directed at a challenging spectral conditions environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements, communications to the nodes having a throughput of at least 768 kbit/sec during normal operation, wherein the method is directed at a challenging spectral conditions environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements, communications to the nodes having a throughput of at least 768 kbit/set when the nodes are in motion at vehicular speeds, wherein the method is directed at a challenging spectral conditions environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of mobile devices of fixed infrastructure elements, wherein the method is directed at a challenging spectral conditions environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and applying swarm intelligence to determine at least some parts of at least some routes through the mobile, broadband, routable internet, wherein the method is directed at a challenging spectral conditions environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as sending and receiving nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; determining a routing priority within the network, wherein the routing priority is provided by granting channel access to a node for which prioritized routing is identified and sending delay-sensitive data from the node before sending delay-tolerant data from the node; and wherein the routing priority facilitates managing routing of data within the mobile, broadband, routable internet of the environment, and wherein the environment is a three-dimensional obstacle avoidance environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing support for peer-to-peer traffic within the network; and utilizing the peer-to-peer traffic network support in the environment to provide fixed-network-independent capacity and service delivery, wherein the environment is a three-dimensional obstacle avoidance environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing peer to peer connectivity within the mobile broadband routable internet; and utilizing the peer to peer connectivity to facilitate mobile, fixed-infrastructure-independent, peer-to-peer application connection among at least a subset of the plurality of mobile devices in the environment, wherein the environment is a three-dimensional obstacle avoidance environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing file sharing over the mobile broadband routable internet; and facilitating the use of file sharing in the environment without degrading system performance, wherein the environment is a three-dimensional obstacle avoidance environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; deploying user-generated applications over the mobile broadband routable internet; and facilitating the use of the user-generated application in the environment without degrading system performance, wherein the environment is a three-dimensional obstacle avoidance environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing peer-to-peer applications over the mobile broadband routable internet; and facilitating the use of peer-to-peer applications in the environment without degrading performance of the mobile broadband routable internet, wherein the environment is a three-dimensional obstacle avoidance environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; facilitating direct-to-device application deployment over the mobile broadband routable internet; and providing a mobile application associated with the environment that is deployed directly to a device in the mobile broadband routable internet using direct-to-device application deployment, wherein the environment is a three-dimensional obstacle avoidance environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing a facility for distributing data among a plurality of mobile broadband routable internet devices in the environment; and facilitating use of the distributed data with a web application deployed in an environment, wherein the environment is a three-dimensional obstacle avoidance environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing multicast routing within the network by allowing a data object to be transmitted by a device to a plurality of destinations in the environment over a plurality of routes; and distributing application-related updates using multicast routing to a mobile device in the environment, wherein the environment is a three-dimensional obstacle avoidance environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing an adaptive transmit power control facility for a device within the network in the environment, the adaptive transmit power control facility adapted to adjust transmission power of the device based on at least one of the density of proximate devices in the network, the condition of a neighboring device on the network, a channel condition of the network, a service level condition, a network performance condition, an environmental condition of the device and an application requirement of the device; and using adaptive transmit power control to adapt the transmit power associated with a device in the environment based on at least a density of devices, wherein the environment is a three-dimensional obstacle avoidance environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing a facility for enabling adaptation of the data rate provided for links among devices within the network, the adaptation based on at least one of the density of devices in the network, the condition of neighboring devices in the network, a channel condition of the network, a service level condition, a network performance condition, an environmental condition and an application requirement; and wherein application related data transmission and receiving parameters are based on the adaptive link data rates for devices within the network in the environment, and wherein the environment is a three-dimensional obstacle avoidance environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing dynamic spectrum access capabilities within the network by determining communication spectrum quality and adjusting use of time frequency rectangles within the communication spectrum based on the determination; and enhancing use of spectral bandwidth in the environment by using the dynamic spectrum access capabilities, wherein the environment is a three-dimensional obstacle avoidance environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include enhancing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and communicating among the plurality of devices in an environment over a radio communication spectrum and reusing portions of the spectrum for communication based on availability of time frequency rectangles within portions of the spectrum, wherein the environment is a three-dimensional obstacle avoidance environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing geo-location coding of device nodes in the network, wherein geo-location is based at least in part on a network location of a device node relative to other devices in the network; and facilitating at least one location-based service by using geo-location of device nodes in the environment, wherein the environment is a three-dimensional obstacle avoidance environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in the environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing multimedia support within the network through a hybrid frame structure that includes variable slot duration and sub-channelization of bandwidth; and providing multimedia services in the environment using the multimedia support, wherein the environment is a three-dimensional obstacle avoidance environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in the environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing time synchronization among nodes of the network, wherein the time synchronization is provided by communicating a representation of network timing at all the nodes with sufficient accuracy to enable reliable communications; and delivering services to device nodes in the environment using network node time synchronization, wherein the environment is a three-dimensional obstacle avoidance environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing seamless outdoor and indoor operation over the network; and taking advantage of the seamless outdoor and indoor operation to deliver services over the network within the environment, wherein the a three-dimensional obstacle avoidance environment is environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing fixed radio installations that facilitate connection of the plurality of mobile devices, wherein the fixed radio installations are based at least in part on meeting a criteria associated with network radio propagation and performance; and facilitating the use of the fixed radio installation for backhaul communication in the environment, wherein the environment is a three-dimensional obstacle avoidance environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing an IP-compatible plug connection to at least one wired infrastructure type in the environment, wherein the environment is a three-dimensional obstacle avoidance environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing multiple fixed-network gateway interfaces connecting the mobile ad hoc network to a fixed network, wherein the method is directed at a three-dimensional obstacle avoidance environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing an automated network design tool to facilitate low cost and fast network design engineering and deployment planning of the fixed infrastructure elements of the network, wherein the method is directed at a three-dimensional obstacle avoidance environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and deploying a plurality of low cost mesh access points to provide network coverage in a geography, wherein the method is directed at a three-dimensional obstacle avoidance environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing small form factor nodes that allow for low cost and fast capacity expansion and network upgrade, wherein the method is directed at a three-dimensional obstacle avoidance environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and routing communications between a mobile device and a device on a remote network so as to substantially favor routes through the mobile, broadband, routable Internet that have fewer hops between the mobile device and a backhaul access point, wherein the method is directed at a three-dimensional obstacle avoidance environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing a user deployable access point that connects to the network, wherein the method is directed at a three-dimensional obstacle avoidance environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing at least one base station controller function in at least one subscriber device, the base station controller function including at least one of an air interface management function, a signaling function, a concentration logic function, and a signal propagation function, wherein the method is directed at a three-dimensional obstacle avoidance environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing service provider tools to manage resource consumption of at least one device on the ad hoc network, wherein the tools are deployed on at least one of the plurality of mobile devices and use at least one management path for reporting usage of the at least one device, wherein the method is directed at a three-dimensional obstacle avoidance environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing full radio resource management functions in at least one device, the radio resource management functions including at least one of radio management, handover, handoff, and foreign device cooperation functions, wherein the at least one device is a subscriber device, wherein the method is directed at a three-dimensional obstacle avoidance environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing multi-session functions in at least one of the plurality of devices, wherein the at least one device is a subscriber device, wherein the method is directed at a three-dimensional obstacle avoidance environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing cost-based routing functions in the network through dynamic forming and reforming of links and routes, wherein the cost-based routing functions are provided in a plurality of subscriber devices, wherein the method is directed at a three-dimensional obstacle avoidance environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing IP router functions at individual mobile devices of the network, wherein the individual mobile devices are subscriber devices, wherein the method is directed at a three-dimensional obstacle avoidance environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing, in at least one of the plurality of mobile devices, media access control layer capabilities including sub-network layer convergence functions selected from a list consisting of segmentation and reassembly, quality of service, throughput fairness, adaptive data rate control, and transmit power control, wherein the at least one mobile device is a subscriber device, wherein the method is directed at a three-dimensional obstacle avoidance environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing route diversity within the network to facilitate assurance of packet communication, wherein route diversity is based at least on a number of network devices in a geographic area; wherein the method is directed at a three-dimensional obstacle avoidance environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and allowing layer 2 forwarding among at least some of the plurality of mobile devices, wherein them method is directed at a three-dimensional obstacle avoidance environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing the routable internet to a node in the network, wherein the node also communicates with a cellular network through at least one of the fixed infrastructure elements and the routable internet is provided outside the cellular network, wherein the method is directed at a three-dimensional obstacle avoidance environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing IP application deployment to a device in the network, wherein the device also communicates with a cellular network through at least one of the fixed infrastructure elements and the IP application is deployed outside the cellular network, wherein the method is directed at a three-dimensional obstacle avoidance environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and routing data packets through the mobile ad hoc network, wherein the method is directed at a three-dimensional obstacle avoidance environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and routing data packets through the mobile ad hoc network absent communications with the fixed infrastructure elements, wherein the method is directed at a three-dimensional obstacle avoidance environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements, communications to the nodes having a throughput of at least 768 kbit/sec during normal operation, wherein the method is directed at a three-dimensional obstacle avoidance environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements, communications to the nodes having a throughput of at least 768 kbit/set when the nodes are in motion at vehicular speeds, wherein the method is directed at a three-dimensional obstacle avoidance environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of mobile devices of fixed infrastructure elements, wherein the method is directed at a three-dimensional obstacle avoidance environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and applying swarm intelligence to determine at least some parts of at least some routes through the mobile, broadband, routable internet, wherein the method is directed at a three-dimensional obstacle avoidance environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as sending and receiving nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; determining a routing priority within the network, wherein the routing priority is provided by granting channel access to a node for which prioritized routing is identified and sending delay-sensitive data from the node before sending delay-tolerant data from the node; and wherein the routing priority facilitates managing routing of data within the mobile, broadband, routable internet of the environment, and wherein the environment is a dense user environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing support for peer-to-peer traffic within the network; and utilizing the peer-to-peer traffic network support in the environment to provide fixed-network-independent capacity and service delivery, wherein the environment is a dense user environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing peer to peer connectivity within the mobile broadband routable internet; and utilizing the peer to peer connectivity to facilitate mobile, fixed-infrastructure-independent, peer-to-peer application connection among at least a subset of the plurality of mobile devices in the environment, wherein the environment is a dense user environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing file sharing over the mobile broadband routable internet; and facilitating the use of file sharing in the environment without degrading system performance, wherein the environment is a dense user environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; deploying user-generated applications over the mobile broadband routable internet; and facilitating the use of the user-generated application in the environment without degrading system performance, wherein the environment is a dense user environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing peer-to-peer applications over the mobile broadband routable internet; and facilitating the use of peer-to-peer applications in the environment without degrading performance of the mobile broadband routable internet, wherein the environment is a dense user environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; facilitating direct-to-device application deployment over the mobile broadband routable internet; and providing a mobile application associated with the environment that is deployed directly to a device in the mobile broadband routable internet using direct-to-device application deployment, wherein the environment is a dense user environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing a facility for distributing data among a plurality of mobile broadband routable internet devices in the environment; and facilitating use of the distributed data with a web application deployed in an environment, wherein the environment is a dense user environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing multicast routing within the network by allowing a data object to be transmitted by a device to a plurality of destinations in the environment over a plurality of routes; and distributing application-related updates using multicast routing to a mobile device in the environment, wherein the environment is a dense user environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing an adaptive transmit power control facility for a device within the network in the environment, the adaptive transmit power control facility adapted to adjust transmission power of the device based on at least one of the density of proximate devices in the network, the condition of a neighboring device on the network, a channel condition of the network, a service level condition, a network performance condition, an environmental condition of the device and an application requirement of the device; and using adaptive transmit power control to adapt the transmit power associated with a device in the environment based on at least a density of devices, wherein the environment is a dense user environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing a facility for enabling adaptation of the data rate provided for links among devices within the network, the adaptation based on at least one of the density of devices in the network, the condition of neighboring devices in the network, a channel condition of the network, a service level condition, a network performance condition, an environmental condition and an application requirement; and wherein application related data transmission and receiving parameters are based on the adaptive link data rates for devices within the network in the environment, and wherein the environment is a dense user environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing dynamic spectrum access capabilities within the network by determining communication spectrum quality and adjusting use of time frequency rectangles within the communication spectrum based on the determination; and enhancing use of spectral bandwidth in the environment by using the dynamic spectrum access capabilities, wherein the environment is a dense user environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include enhancing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and communicating among the plurality of devices in an environment over a radio communication spectrum and reusing portions of the spectrum for communication based on availability of time frequency rectangles within portions of the spectrum, wherein the environment is a dense user environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing geo-location coding of device nodes in the network, wherein geo-location is based at least in part on a network location of a device node relative to other devices in the network; and facilitating at least one location-based service by using geo-location of device nodes in the environment, wherein the environment is a dense user environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in the environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing multimedia support within the network through a hybrid frame structure that includes variable slot duration and sub-channelization of bandwidth; and providing multimedia services in the environment using the multimedia support, wherein the environment is a dense user environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in the environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing time synchronization among nodes of the network, wherein the time synchronization is provided by communicating a representation of network timing at all the nodes with sufficient accuracy to enable reliable communications; and delivering services to device nodes in the environment using network node time synchronization, wherein the environment is a dense user environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing seamless outdoor and indoor operation over the network; and taking advantage of the seamless outdoor and indoor operation to deliver services over the network within the environment, wherein the a dense user environment is environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing fixed radio installations that facilitate connection of the plurality of mobile devices, wherein the fixed radio installations are based at least in part on meeting a criteria associated with network radio propagation and performance; and facilitating the use of the fixed radio installation for backhaul communication in the environment, wherein the environment is a dense user environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing an IP-compatible plug connection to at least one wired infrastructure type in the environment, wherein the environment is a dense user environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing multiple fixed-network gateway interfaces connecting the mobile ad hoc network to a fixed network, wherein the method is directed at a dense user environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing an automated network design tool to facilitate low cost and fast network design engineering and deployment planning of the fixed infrastructure elements of the network, wherein the method is directed at a dense user environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and deploying a plurality of low cost mesh access points to provide network coverage in a geography, wherein the method is directed at a dense user environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing small form factor nodes that allow for low cost and fast capacity expansion and network upgrade, wherein the method is directed at a dense user environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and routing communications between a mobile device and a device on a remote network so as to substantially favor routes through the mobile, broadband, routable Internet that have fewer hops between the mobile device and a backhaul access point, wherein the method is directed at a dense user environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing a user deployable access point that connects to the network, wherein the method is directed at a dense user environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing at least one base station controller function in at least one subscriber device, the base station controller function including at least one of an air interface management function, a signaling function, a concentration logic function, and a signal propagation function, wherein the method is directed at a dense user environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing service provider tools to manage resource consumption of at least one device on the ad hoc network, wherein the tools are deployed on at least one of the plurality of mobile devices and use at least one management path for reporting usage of the at least one device, wherein the method is directed at a dense user environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing full radio resource management functions in at least one device, the radio resource management functions including at least one of radio management, handover, handoff, and foreign device cooperation functions, wherein the at least one device is a subscriber device, wherein the method is directed at a dense user environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing multi-session functions in at least one of the plurality of devices, wherein the at least one device is a subscriber device, wherein the method is directed at a dense user environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing cost-based routing functions in the network through dynamic forming and reforming of links and routes, wherein the cost-based routing functions are provided in a plurality of subscriber devices, wherein the method is directed at a dense user environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing IP router functions at individual mobile devices of the network, wherein the individual mobile devices are subscriber devices, wherein the method is directed at a dense user environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing, in at least one of the plurality of mobile devices, media access control layer capabilities including sub-network layer convergence functions selected from a list consisting of segmentation and reassembly, quality of service, throughput fairness, adaptive data rate control, and transmit power control, wherein the at least one mobile device is a subscriber device, wherein the method is directed at a dense user environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing route diversity within the network to facilitate assurance of packet communication, wherein route diversity is based at least on a number of network devices in a geographic area; wherein the method is directed at a dense user environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and allowing layer 2 forwarding among at least some of the plurality of mobile devices, wherein them method is directed at a dense user environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing the routable internet to a node in the network, wherein the node also communicates with a cellular network through at least one of the fixed infrastructure elements and the routable internet is provided outside the cellular network, wherein the method is directed at a dense user environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing IP application deployment to a device in the network, wherein the device also communicates with a cellular network through at least one of the fixed infrastructure elements and the IP application is deployed outside the cellular network, wherein the method is directed at a dense user environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and routing data packets through the mobile ad hoc network, wherein the method is directed at a dense user environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and routing data packets through the mobile ad hoc network absent communications with the fixed infrastructure elements, wherein the method is directed at a dense user environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements, communications to the nodes having a throughput of at least 768 kbit/sec during normal operation, wherein the method is directed at a dense user environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements, communications to the nodes having a throughput of at least 768 kbit/set when the nodes are in motion at vehicular speeds, wherein the method is directed at a dense user environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of mobile devices of fixed infrastructure elements, wherein the method is directed at a dense user environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and applying swarm intelligence to determine at least some parts of at least some routes through the mobile, broadband, routable internet, wherein the method is directed at a dense user environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as sending and receiving nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; determining a routing priority within the network, wherein the routing priority is provided by granting channel access to a node for which prioritized routing is identified and sending delay-sensitive data from the node before sending delay-tolerant data from the node; and wherein the routing priority facilitates managing routing of data within the mobile, broadband, routable internet of the environment, and wherein the environment is an intense user environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing support for peer-to-peer traffic within the network; and utilizing the peer-to-peer traffic network support in the environment to provide fixed-network-independent capacity and service delivery, wherein the environment is an intense user environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing peer to peer connectivity within the mobile broadband routable internet; and utilizing the peer to peer connectivity to facilitate mobile, fixed-infrastructure-independent, peer-to-peer application connection among at least a subset of the plurality of mobile devices in the environment, wherein the environment is an intense user environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing file sharing over the mobile broadband routable internet; and facilitating the use of file sharing in the environment without degrading system performance, wherein the environment is an intense user environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; deploying user-generated applications over the mobile broadband routable internet; and facilitating the use of the user-generated application in the environment without degrading system performance, wherein the environment is an intense user environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing peer-to-peer applications over the mobile broadband routable internet; and facilitating the use of peer-to-peer applications in the environment without degrading performance of the mobile broadband routable internet, wherein the environment is an intense user environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; facilitating direct-to-device application deployment over the mobile broadband routable internet; and providing a mobile application associated with the environment that is deployed directly to a device in the mobile broadband routable internet using direct-to-device application deployment, wherein the environment is an intense user environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing a facility for distributing data among a plurality of mobile broadband routable internet devices in the environment; and facilitating use of the distributed data with a web application deployed in an environment, wherein the environment is an intense user environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing multicast routing within the network by allowing a data object to be transmitted by a device to a plurality of destinations in the environment over a plurality of routes; and distributing application-related updates using multicast routing to a mobile device in the environment, wherein the environment is an intense user environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing an adaptive transmit power control facility for a device within the network in the environment, the adaptive transmit power control facility adapted to adjust transmission power of the device based on at least one of the density of proximate devices in the network, the condition of a neighboring device on the network, a channel condition of the network, a service level condition, a network performance condition, an environmental condition of the device and an application requirement of the device; and using adaptive transmit power control to adapt the transmit power associated with a device in the environment based on at least a density of devices, wherein the environment is an intense user environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing a facility for enabling adaptation of the data rate provided for links among devices within the network, the adaptation based on at least one of the density of devices in the network, the condition of neighboring devices in the network, a channel condition of the network, a service level condition, a network performance condition, an environmental condition and an application requirement; and wherein application related data transmission and receiving parameters are based on the adaptive link data rates for devices within the network in the environment, and wherein the environment is an intense user environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing dynamic spectrum access capabilities within the network by determining communication spectrum quality and adjusting use of time frequency rectangles within the communication spectrum based on the determination; and enhancing use of spectral bandwidth in the environment by using the dynamic spectrum access capabilities, wherein the environment is an intense user environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include enhancing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and communicating among the plurality of devices in an environment over a radio communication spectrum and reusing portions of the spectrum for communication based on availability of time frequency rectangles within portions of the spectrum, wherein the environment is an intense user environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing geo-location coding of device nodes in the network, wherein geo-location is based at least in part on a network location of a device node relative to other devices in the network; and facilitating at least one location-based service by using geo-location of device nodes in the environment, wherein the environment is an intense user environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in the environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing multimedia support within the network through a hybrid frame structure that includes variable slot duration and sub-channelization of bandwidth; and providing multimedia services in the environment using the multimedia support, wherein the environment is an intense user environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in the environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing time synchronization among nodes of the network, wherein the time synchronization is provided by communicating a representation of network timing at all the nodes with sufficient accuracy to enable reliable communications; and delivering services to device nodes in the environment using network node time synchronization, wherein the environment is an intense user environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing seamless outdoor and indoor operation over the network; and taking advantage of the seamless outdoor and indoor operation to deliver services over the network within the environment, wherein the an intense user environment is environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing fixed radio installations that facilitate connection of the plurality of mobile devices, wherein the fixed radio installations are based at least in part on meeting a criteria associated with network radio propagation and performance; and facilitating the use of the fixed radio installation for backhaul communication in the environment, wherein the environment is an intense user environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing an IP-compatible plug connection to at least one wired infrastructure type in the environment, wherein the environment is an intense user environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing multiple fixed-network gateway interfaces connecting the mobile ad hoc network to a fixed network, wherein the method is directed at an intense user environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing an automated network design tool to facilitate low cost and fast network design engineering and deployment planning of the fixed infrastructure elements of the network, wherein the method is directed at an intense user environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and deploying a plurality of low cost mesh access points to provide network coverage in a geography, wherein the method is directed at an intense user environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing small form factor nodes that allow for low cost and fast capacity expansion and network upgrade, wherein the method is directed at an intense user environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and routing communications between a mobile device and a device on a remote network so as to substantially favor routes through the mobile, broadband, routable Internet that have fewer hops between the mobile device and a backhaul access point, wherein the method is directed at an intense user environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing a user deployable access point that connects to the network, wherein the method is directed at an intense user environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing at least one base station controller function in at least one subscriber device, the base station controller function including at least one of an air interface management function, a signaling function, a concentration logic function, and a signal propagation function, wherein the method is directed at an intense user environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing service provider tools to manage resource consumption of at least one device on the ad hoc network, wherein the tools are deployed on at least one of the plurality of mobile devices and use at least one management path for reporting usage of the at least one device, wherein the method is directed at an intense user environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing full radio resource management functions in at least one device, the radio resource management functions including at least one of radio management, handover, handoff, and foreign device cooperation functions, wherein the at least one device is a subscriber device, wherein the method is directed at an intense user environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing multi-session functions in at least one of the plurality of devices, wherein the at least one device is a subscriber device, wherein the method is directed at an intense user environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing cost-based routing functions in the network through dynamic forming and reforming of links and routes, wherein the cost-based routing functions are provided in a plurality of subscriber devices, wherein the method is directed at an intense user environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing IP router functions at individual mobile devices of the network, wherein the individual mobile devices are subscriber devices, wherein the method is directed at an intense user environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing, in at least one of the plurality of mobile devices, media access control layer capabilities including sub-network layer convergence functions selected from a list consisting of segmentation and reassembly, quality of service, throughput fairness, adaptive data rate control, and transmit power control, wherein the at least one mobile device is a subscriber device, wherein the method is directed at an intense user environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing route diversity within the network to facilitate assurance of packet communication, wherein route diversity is based at least on a number of network devices in a geographic area; wherein the method is directed at an intense user environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and allowing layer 2 forwarding among at least some of the plurality of mobile devices, wherein them method is directed at an intense user environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing the routable internet to a node in the network, wherein the node also communicates with a cellular network through at least one of the fixed infrastructure elements and the routable internet is provided outside the cellular network, wherein the method is directed at an intense user environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing IP application deployment to a device in the network, wherein the device also communicates with a cellular network through at least one of the fixed infrastructure elements and the IP application is deployed outside the cellular network, wherein the method is directed at an intense user environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and routing data packets through the mobile ad hoc network, wherein the method is directed at an intense user environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and routing data packets through the mobile ad hoc network absent communications with the fixed infrastructure elements, wherein the method is directed at an intense user environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements, communications to the nodes having a throughput of at least 768 kbit/sec during normal operation, wherein the method is directed at an intense user environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements, communications to the nodes having a throughput of at least 768 kbit/set when the nodes are in motion at vehicular speeds, wherein the method is directed at an intense user environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of mobile devices of fixed infrastructure elements, wherein the method is directed at an intense user environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and applying swarm intelligence to determine at least some parts of at least some routes through the mobile, broadband, routable internet, wherein the method is directed at an intense user environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as sending and receiving nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; determining a routing priority within the network, wherein the routing priority is provided by granting channel access to a node for which prioritized routing is identified and sending delay-sensitive data from the node before sending delay-tolerant data from the node; and wherein the routing priority facilitates managing routing of data within the mobile, broadband, routable internet of the environment, and wherein the environment is a municipal environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing support for peer-to-peer traffic within the network; and utilizing the peer-to-peer traffic network support in the environment to provide fixed-network-independent capacity and service delivery, wherein the environment is a municipal environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing peer to peer connectivity within the mobile broadband routable internet; and utilizing the peer to peer connectivity to facilitate mobile, fixed-infrastructure-independent, peer-to-peer application connection among at least a subset of the plurality of mobile devices in the environment, wherein the environment is a municipal environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing file sharing over the mobile broadband routable internet; and facilitating the use of file sharing in the environment without degrading system performance, wherein the environment is a municipal environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; deploying user-generated applications over the mobile broadband routable internet; and facilitating the use of the user-generated application in the environment without degrading system performance, wherein the environment is a municipal environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing peer-to-peer applications over the mobile broadband routable internet; and facilitating the use of peer-to-peer applications in the environment without degrading performance of the mobile broadband routable internet, wherein the environment is a municipal environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; facilitating direct-to-device application deployment over the mobile broadband routable internet; and providing a mobile application associated with the environment that is deployed directly to a device in the mobile broadband routable internet using direct-to-device application deployment, wherein the environment is a municipal environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing a facility for distributing data among a plurality of mobile broadband routable internet devices in the environment; and facilitating use of the distributed data with a web application deployed in an environment, wherein the environment is a municipal environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing multicast routing within the network by allowing a data object to be transmitted by a device to a plurality of destinations in the environment over a plurality of routes; and distributing application-related updates using multicast routing to a mobile device in the environment, wherein the environment is a municipal environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing an adaptive transmit power control facility for a device within the network in the environment, the adaptive transmit power control facility adapted to adjust transmission power of the device based on at least one of the density of proximate devices in the network, the condition of a neighboring device on the network, a channel condition of the network, a service level condition, a network performance condition, an environmental condition of the device and an application requirement of the device; and using adaptive transmit power control to adapt the transmit power associated with a device in the environment based on at least a density of devices, wherein the environment is a municipal environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing a facility for enabling adaptation of the data rate provided for links among devices within the network, the adaptation based on at least one of the density of devices in the network, the condition of neighboring devices in the network, a channel condition of the network, a service level condition, a network performance condition, an environmental condition and an application requirement; and wherein application related data transmission and receiving parameters are based on the adaptive link data rates for devices within the network in the environment, and wherein the environment is a municipal environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing dynamic spectrum access capabilities within the network by determining communication spectrum quality and adjusting use of time frequency rectangles within the communication spectrum based on the determination; and enhancing use of spectral bandwidth in the environment by using the dynamic spectrum access capabilities, wherein the environment is a municipal environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include enhancing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and communicating among the plurality of devices in an environment over a radio communication spectrum and reusing portions of the spectrum for communication based on availability of time frequency rectangles within portions of the spectrum, wherein the environment is a municipal environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing geo-location coding of device nodes in the network, wherein geo-location is based at least in part on a network location of a device node relative to other devices in the network; and facilitating at least one location-based service by using geo-location of device nodes in the environment, wherein the environment is a municipal environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in the environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing multimedia support within the network through a hybrid frame structure that includes variable slot duration and sub-channelization of bandwidth; and providing multimedia services in the environment using the multimedia support, wherein the environment is a municipal environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in the environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing time synchronization among nodes of the network, wherein the time synchronization is provided by communicating a representation of network timing at all the nodes with sufficient accuracy to enable reliable communications; and delivering services to device nodes in the environment using network node time synchronization, wherein the environment is a municipal environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing seamless outdoor and indoor operation over the network; and taking advantage of the seamless outdoor and indoor operation to deliver services over the network within the environment, wherein the a municipal environment is environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing fixed radio installations that facilitate connection of the plurality of mobile devices, wherein the fixed radio installations are based at least in part on meeting a criteria associated with network radio propagation and performance; and facilitating the use of the fixed radio installation for backhaul communication in the environment, wherein the environment is a municipal environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing an IP-compatible plug connection to at least one wired infrastructure type in the environment, wherein the environment is a municipal environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing multiple fixed-network gateway interfaces connecting the mobile ad hoc network to a fixed network, wherein the method is directed at a municipal environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing an automated network design tool to facilitate low cost and fast network design engineering and deployment planning of the fixed infrastructure elements of the network, wherein the method is directed at a municipal environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and deploying a plurality of low cost mesh access points to provide network coverage in a geography, wherein the method is directed at a municipal environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing small form factor nodes that allow for low cost and fast capacity expansion and network upgrade, wherein the method is directed at a municipal environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and routing communications between a mobile device and a device on a remote network so as to substantially favor routes through the mobile, broadband, routable Internet that have fewer hops between the mobile device and a backhaul access point, wherein the method is directed at a municipal environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing a user deployable access point that connects to the network, wherein the method is directed at a municipal environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing at least one base station controller function in at least one subscriber device, the base station controller function including at least one of an air interface management function, a signaling function, a concentration logic function, and a signal propagation function, wherein the method is directed at a municipal environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing service provider tools to manage resource consumption of at least one device on the ad hoc network, wherein the tools are deployed on at least one of the plurality of mobile devices and use at least one management path for reporting usage of the at least one device, wherein the method is directed at a municipal environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing full radio resource management functions in at least one device, the radio resource management functions including at least one of radio management, handover, handoff, and foreign device cooperation functions, wherein the at least one device is a subscriber device, wherein the method is directed at a municipal environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing multi-session functions in at least one of the plurality of devices, wherein the at least one device is a subscriber device, wherein the method is directed at a municipal environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing cost-based routing functions in the network through dynamic forming and reforming of links and routes, wherein the cost-based routing functions are provided in a plurality of subscriber devices, wherein the method is directed at a municipal environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing IP router functions at individual mobile devices of the network, wherein the individual mobile devices are subscriber devices, wherein the method is directed at a municipal environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing, in at least one of the plurality of mobile devices, media access control layer capabilities including sub-network layer convergence functions selected from a list consisting of segmentation and reassembly, quality of service, throughput fairness, adaptive data rate control, and transmit power control, wherein the at least one mobile device is a subscriber device, wherein the method is directed at a municipal environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing route diversity within the network to facilitate assurance of packet communication, wherein route diversity is based at least on a number of network devices in a geographic area; wherein the method is directed at a municipal environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and allowing layer 2 forwarding among at least some of the plurality of mobile devices, wherein them method is directed at a municipal environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing the routable internet to a node in the network, wherein the node also communicates with a cellular network through at least one of the fixed infrastructure elements and the routable internet is provided outside the cellular network, wherein the method is directed at a municipal environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing IP application deployment to a device in the network, wherein the device also communicates with a cellular network through at least one of the fixed infrastructure elements and the IP application is deployed outside the cellular network, wherein the method is directed at a municipal environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and routing data packets through the mobile ad hoc network, wherein the method is directed at a municipal environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and routing data packets through the mobile ad hoc network absent communications with the fixed infrastructure elements, wherein the method is directed at a municipal environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements, communications to the nodes having a throughput of at least 768 kbit/sec during normal operation, wherein the method is directed at a municipal environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements, communications to the nodes having a throughput of at least 768 kbit/set when the nodes are in motion at vehicular speeds, wherein the method is directed at a municipal environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of mobile devices of fixed infrastructure elements, wherein the method is directed at a municipal environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and applying swarm intelligence to determine at least some parts of at least some routes through the mobile, broadband, routable internet, wherein the method is directed at a municipal environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as sending and receiving nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; determining a routing priority within the network, wherein the routing priority is provided by granting channel access to a node for which prioritized routing is identified and sending delay-sensitive data from the node before sending delay-tolerant data from the node; and wherein the routing priority facilitates managing routing of data within the mobile, broadband, routable internet of the environment, and wherein the environment is an indoor environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing support for peer-to-peer traffic within the network; and utilizing the peer-to-peer traffic network support in the environment to provide fixed-network-independent capacity and service delivery, wherein the environment is an indoor environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing peer to peer connectivity within the mobile broadband routable internet; and utilizing the peer to peer connectivity to facilitate mobile, fixed-infrastructure-independent, peer-to-peer application connection among at least a subset of the plurality of mobile devices in the environment, wherein the environment is an indoor environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing file sharing over the mobile broadband routable internet; and facilitating the use of file sharing in the environment without degrading system performance, wherein the environment is an indoor environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; deploying user-generated applications over the mobile broadband routable internet; and facilitating the use of the user-generated application in the environment without degrading system performance, wherein the environment is an indoor environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing peer-to-peer applications over the mobile broadband routable internet; and facilitating the use of peer-to-peer applications in the environment without degrading performance of the mobile broadband routable internet, wherein the environment is an indoor environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; facilitating direct-to-device application deployment over the mobile broadband routable internet; and providing a mobile application associated with the environment that is deployed directly to a device in the mobile broadband routable internet using direct-to-device application deployment, wherein the environment is an indoor environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing a facility for distributing data among a plurality of mobile broadband routable internet devices in the environment; and facilitating use of the distributed data with a web application deployed in an environment, wherein the environment is an indoor environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing multicast routing within the network by allowing a data object to be transmitted by a device to a plurality of destinations in the environment over a plurality of routes; and distributing application-related updates using multicast routing to a mobile device in the environment, wherein the environment is an indoor environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing an adaptive transmit power control facility for a device within the network in the environment, the adaptive transmit power control facility adapted to adjust transmission power of the device based on at least one of the density of proximate devices in the network, the condition of a neighboring device on the network, a channel condition of the network, a service level condition, a network performance condition, an environmental condition of the device and an application requirement of the device; and using adaptive transmit power control to adapt the transmit power associated with a device in the environment based on at least a density of devices, wherein the environment is an indoor environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing a facility for enabling adaptation of the data rate provided for links among devices within the network, the adaptation based on at least one of the density of devices in the network, the condition of neighboring devices in the network, a channel condition of the network, a service level condition, a network performance condition, an environmental condition and an application requirement; and wherein application related data transmission and receiving parameters are based on the adaptive link data rates for devices within the network in the environment, and wherein the environment is an indoor environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing dynamic spectrum access capabilities within the network by determining communication spectrum quality and adjusting use of time frequency rectangles within the communication spectrum based on the determination; and enhancing use of spectral bandwidth in the environment by using the dynamic spectrum access capabilities, wherein the environment is an indoor environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include enhancing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and communicating among the plurality of devices in an environment over a radio communication spectrum and reusing portions of the spectrum for communication based on availability of time frequency rectangles within portions of the spectrum, wherein the environment is an indoor environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing geo-location coding of device nodes in the network, wherein geo-location is based at least in part on a network location of a device node relative to other devices in the network; and facilitating at least one location-based service by using geo-location of device nodes in the environment, wherein the environment is an indoor environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in the environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing multimedia support within the network through a hybrid frame structure that includes variable slot duration and sub-channelization of bandwidth; and providing multimedia services in the environment using the multimedia support, wherein the environment is an indoor environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in the environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing time synchronization among nodes of the network, wherein the time synchronization is provided by communicating a representation of network timing at all the nodes with sufficient accuracy to enable reliable communications; and delivering services to device nodes in the environment using network node time synchronization, wherein the environment is an indoor environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing seamless outdoor and indoor operation over the network; and taking advantage of the seamless outdoor and indoor operation to deliver services over the network within the environment, wherein the an indoor environment is environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing fixed radio installations that facilitate connection of the plurality of mobile devices, wherein the fixed radio installations are based at least in part on meeting a criteria associated with network radio propagation and performance; and facilitating the use of the fixed radio installation for backhaul communication in the environment, wherein the environment is an indoor environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing an IP-compatible plug connection to at least one wired infrastructure type in the environment, wherein the environment is an indoor environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing multiple fixed-network gateway interfaces connecting the mobile ad hoc network to a fixed network, wherein the method is directed at an indoor environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing an automated network design tool to facilitate low cost and fast network design engineering and deployment planning of the fixed infrastructure elements of the network, wherein the method is directed at an indoor environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and deploying a plurality of low cost mesh access points to provide network coverage in a geography, wherein the method is directed at an indoor environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing small form factor nodes that allow for low cost and fast capacity expansion and network upgrade, wherein the method is directed at an indoor environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and routing communications between a mobile device and a device on a remote network so as to substantially favor routes through the mobile, broadband, routable Internet that have fewer hops between the mobile device and a backhaul access point, wherein the method is directed at an indoor environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing a user deployable access point that connects to the network, wherein the method is directed at an indoor environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing at least one base station controller function in at least one subscriber device, the base station controller function including at least one of an air interface management function, a signaling function, a concentration logic function, and a signal propagation function, wherein the method is directed at an indoor environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing service provider tools to manage resource consumption of at least one device on the ad hoc network, wherein the tools are deployed on at least one of the plurality of mobile devices and use at least one management path for reporting usage of the at least one device, wherein the method is directed at an indoor environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing full radio resource management functions in at least one device, the radio resource management functions including at least one of radio management, handover, handoff, and foreign device cooperation functions, wherein the at least one device is a subscriber device, wherein the method is directed at an indoor environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing multi-session functions in at least one of the plurality of devices, wherein the at least one device is a subscriber device, wherein the method is directed at an indoor environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing cost-based routing functions in the network through dynamic forming and reforming of links and routes, wherein the cost-based routing functions are provided in a plurality of subscriber devices, wherein the method is directed at an indoor environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing IP router functions at individual mobile devices of the network, wherein the individual mobile devices are subscriber devices, wherein the method is directed at an indoor environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing, in at least one of the plurality of mobile devices, media access control layer capabilities including sub-network layer convergence functions selected from a list consisting of segmentation and reassembly, quality of service, throughput fairness, adaptive data rate control, and transmit power control, wherein the at least one mobile device is a subscriber device, wherein the method is directed at an indoor environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing route diversity within the network to facilitate assurance of packet communication, wherein route diversity is based at least on a number of network devices in a geographic area; wherein the method is directed at an indoor environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and allowing layer 2 forwarding among at least some of the plurality of mobile devices, wherein them method is directed at an indoor environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing the routable internet to a node in the network, wherein the node also communicates with a cellular network through at least one of the fixed infrastructure elements and the routable internet is provided outside the cellular network, wherein the method is directed at an indoor environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing IP application deployment to a device in the network, wherein the device also communicates with a cellular network through at least one of the fixed infrastructure elements and the IP application is deployed outside the cellular network, wherein the method is directed at an indoor environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and routing data packets through the mobile ad hoc network, wherein the method is directed at an indoor environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and routing data packets through the mobile ad hoc network absent communications with the fixed infrastructure elements, wherein the method is directed at an indoor environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements, communications to the nodes having a throughput of at least 768 kbit/sec during normal operation, wherein the method is directed at an indoor environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements, communications to the nodes having a throughput of at least 768 kbit/set when the nodes are in motion at vehicular speeds, wherein the method is directed at an indoor environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of mobile devices of fixed infrastructure elements, wherein the method is directed at an indoor environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and applying swarm intelligence to determine at least some parts of at least some routes through the mobile, broadband, routable internet, wherein the method is directed at an indoor environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as sending and receiving nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; determining a routing priority within the network, wherein the routing priority is provided by granting channel access to a node for which prioritized routing is identified and sending delay-sensitive data from the node before sending delay-tolerant data from the node; and wherein the routing priority facilitates managing routing of data within the mobile, broadband, routable internet of the environment, and wherein the environment is an indoor/outdoor transition environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing support for peer-to-peer traffic within the network; and utilizing the peer-to-peer traffic network support in the environment to provide fixed-network-independent capacity and service delivery, wherein the environment is an indoor/outdoor transition environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing peer to peer connectivity within the mobile broadband routable internet; and utilizing the peer to peer connectivity to facilitate mobile, fixed-infrastructure-independent, peer-to-peer application connection among at least a subset of the plurality of mobile devices in the environment, wherein the environment is an indoor/outdoor transition environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing file sharing over the mobile broadband routable internet; and facilitating the use of file sharing in the environment without degrading system performance, wherein the environment is an indoor/outdoor transition environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; deploying user-generated applications over the mobile broadband routable internet; and facilitating the use of the user-generated application in the environment without degrading system performance, wherein the environment is an indoor/outdoor transition environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing peer-to-peer applications over the mobile broadband routable internet; and facilitating the use of peer-to-peer applications in the environment without degrading performance of the mobile broadband routable internet, wherein the environment is an indoor/outdoor transition environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; facilitating direct-to-device application deployment over the mobile broadband routable internet; and providing a mobile application associated with the environment that is deployed directly to a device in the mobile broadband routable internet using direct-to-device application deployment, wherein the environment is an indoor/outdoor transition environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing a facility for distributing data among a plurality of mobile broadband routable internet devices in the environment; and facilitating use of the distributed data with a web application deployed in an environment, wherein the environment is an indoor/outdoor transition environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing multicast routing within the network by allowing a data object to be transmitted by a device to a plurality of destinations in the environment over a plurality of routes; and distributing application-related updates using multicast routing to a mobile device in the environment, wherein the environment is an indoor/outdoor transition environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing an adaptive transmit power control facility for a device within the network in the environment, the adaptive transmit power control facility adapted to adjust transmission power of the device based on at least one of the density of proximate devices in the network, the condition of a neighboring device on the network, a channel condition of the network, a service level condition, a network performance condition, an environmental condition of the device and an application requirement of the device; and using adaptive transmit power control to adapt the transmit power associated with a device in the environment based on at least a density of devices, wherein the environment is an indoor/outdoor transition environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing a facility for enabling adaptation of the data rate provided for links among devices within the network, the adaptation based on at least one of the density of devices in the network, the condition of neighboring devices in the network, a channel condition of the network, a service level condition, a network performance condition, an environmental condition and an application requirement; and wherein application related data transmission and receiving parameters are based on the adaptive link data rates for devices within the network in the environment, and wherein the environment is an indoor/outdoor transition environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing dynamic spectrum access capabilities within the network by determining communication spectrum quality and adjusting use of time frequency rectangles within the communication spectrum based on the determination; and enhancing use of spectral bandwidth in the environment by using the dynamic spectrum access capabilities, wherein the environment is an indoor/outdoor transition environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include enhancing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and communicating among the plurality of devices in an environment over a radio communication spectrum and reusing portions of the spectrum for communication based on availability of time frequency rectangles within portions of the spectrum, wherein the environment is an indoor/outdoor transition environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing geo-location coding of device nodes in the network, wherein geo-location is based at least in part on a network location of a device node relative to other devices in the network; and facilitating at least one location-based service by using geo-location of device nodes in the environment, wherein the environment is an indoor/outdoor transition environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in the environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing multimedia support within the network through a hybrid frame structure that includes variable slot duration and sub-channelization of bandwidth; and providing multimedia services in the environment using the multimedia support, wherein the environment is an indoor/outdoor transition environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in the environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing time synchronization among nodes of the network, wherein the time synchronization is provided by communicating a representation of network timing at all the nodes with sufficient accuracy to enable reliable communications; and delivering services to device nodes in the environment using network node time synchronization, wherein the environment is an indoor/outdoor transition environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing seamless outdoor and indoor operation over the network; and taking advantage of the seamless outdoor and indoor operation to deliver services over the network within the environment, wherein the an indoor/outdoor transition environment is environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing fixed radio installations that facilitate connection of the plurality of mobile devices, wherein the fixed radio installations are based at least in part on meeting a criteria associated with network radio propagation and performance; and facilitating the use of the fixed radio installation for backhaul communication in the environment, wherein the environment is an indoor/outdoor transition environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing an IP-compatible plug connection to at least one wired infrastructure type in the environment, wherein the environment is an indoor/outdoor transition environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing multiple fixed-network gateway interfaces connecting the mobile ad hoc network to a fixed network, wherein the method is directed at an indoor/outdoor transition environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing an automated network design tool to facilitate low cost and fast network design engineering and deployment planning of the fixed infrastructure elements of the network, wherein the method is directed at an indoor/outdoor transition environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and deploying a plurality of low cost mesh access points to provide network coverage in a geography, wherein the method is directed at an indoor/outdoor transition environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing small form factor nodes that allow for low cost and fast capacity expansion and network upgrade, wherein the method is directed at an indoor/outdoor transition environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and routing communications between a mobile device and a device on a remote network so as to substantially favor routes through the mobile, broadband, routable Internet that have fewer hops between the mobile device and a backhaul access point, wherein the method is directed at an indoor/outdoor transition environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing a user deployable access point that connects to the network, wherein the method is directed at an indoor/outdoor transition environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing at least one base station controller function in at least one subscriber device, the base station controller function including at least one of an air interface management function, a signaling function, a concentration logic function, and a signal propagation function, wherein the method is directed at an indoor/outdoor transition environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing service provider tools to manage resource consumption of at least one device on the ad hoc network, wherein the tools are deployed on at least one of the plurality of mobile devices and use at least one management path for reporting usage of the at least one device, wherein the method is directed at an indoor/outdoor transition environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing full radio resource management functions in at least one device, the radio resource management functions including at least one of radio management, handover, handoff, and foreign device cooperation functions, wherein the at least one device is a subscriber device, wherein the method is directed at an indoor/outdoor transition environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing multi-session functions in at least one of the plurality of devices, wherein the at least one device is a subscriber device, wherein the method is directed at an indoor/outdoor transition environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing cost-based routing functions in the network through dynamic forming and reforming of links and routes, wherein the cost-based routing functions are provided in a plurality of subscriber devices, wherein the method is directed at an indoor/outdoor transition environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing IP router functions at individual mobile devices of the network, wherein the individual mobile devices are subscriber devices, wherein the method is directed at an indoor/outdoor transition environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing, in at least one of the plurality of mobile devices, media access control layer capabilities including sub-network layer convergence functions selected from a list consisting of segmentation and reassembly, quality of service, throughput fairness, adaptive data rate control, and transmit power control, wherein the at least one mobile device is a subscriber device, wherein the method is directed at an indoor/outdoor transition environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing route diversity within the network to facilitate assurance of packet communication, wherein route diversity is based at least on a number of network devices in a geographic area; wherein the method is directed at an indoor/outdoor transition environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and allowing layer 2 forwarding among at least some of the plurality of mobile devices, wherein them method is directed at an indoor/outdoor transition environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing the routable internet to a node in the network, wherein the node also communicates with a cellular network through at least one of the fixed infrastructure elements and the routable internet is provided outside the cellular network, wherein the method is directed at an indoor/outdoor transition environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing IP application deployment to a device in the network, wherein the device also communicates with a cellular network through at least one of the fixed infrastructure elements and the IP application is deployed outside the cellular network, wherein the method is directed at an indoor/outdoor transition environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and routing data packets through the mobile ad hoc network, wherein the method is directed at an indoor/outdoor transition environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and routing data packets through the mobile ad hoc network absent communications with the fixed infrastructure elements, wherein the method is directed at an indoor/outdoor transition environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements, communications to the nodes having a throughput of at least 768 kbit/sec during normal operation, wherein the method is directed at an indoor/outdoor transition environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements, communications to the nodes having a throughput of at least 768 kbit/set when the nodes are in motion at vehicular speeds, wherein the method is directed at an indoor/outdoor transition environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of mobile devices of fixed infrastructure elements, wherein the method is directed at an indoor/outdoor transition environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and applying swarm intelligence to determine at least some parts of at least some routes through the mobile, broadband, routable internet, wherein the method is directed at an indoor/outdoor transition environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as sending and receiving nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; determining a routing priority within the network, wherein the routing priority is provided by granting channel access to a node for which prioritized routing is identified and sending delay-sensitive data from the node before sending delay-tolerant data from the node; and wherein the routing priority facilitates managing routing of data within the mobile, broadband, routable internet of the environment, and wherein the environment is an in-home environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing support for peer-to-peer traffic within the network; and utilizing the peer-to-peer traffic network support in the environment to provide fixed-network-independent capacity and service delivery, wherein the environment is an in-home environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing peer to peer connectivity within the mobile broadband routable internet; and utilizing the peer to peer connectivity to facilitate mobile, fixed-infrastructure-independent, peer-to-peer application connection among at least a subset of the plurality of mobile devices in the environment, wherein the environment is an in-home environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing file sharing over the mobile broadband routable internet; and facilitating the use of file sharing in the environment without degrading system performance, wherein the environment is an in-home environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; deploying user-generated applications over the mobile broadband routable internet; and facilitating the use of the user-generated application in the environment without degrading system performance, wherein the environment is an in-home environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing peer-to-peer applications over the mobile broadband routable internet; and facilitating the use of peer-to-peer applications in the environment without degrading performance of the mobile broadband routable internet, wherein the environment is an in-home environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; facilitating direct-to-device application deployment over the mobile broadband routable internet; and providing a mobile application associated with the environment that is deployed directly to a device in the mobile broadband routable internet using direct-to-device application deployment, wherein the environment is an in-home environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing a facility for distributing data among a plurality of mobile broadband routable internet devices in the environment; and facilitating use of the distributed data with a web application deployed in an environment, wherein the environment is an in-home environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing multicast routing within the network by allowing a data object to be transmitted by a device to a plurality of destinations in the environment over a plurality of routes; and distributing application-related updates using multicast routing to a mobile device in the environment, wherein the environment is an in-home environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing an adaptive transmit power control facility for a device within the network in the environment, the adaptive transmit power control facility adapted to adjust transmission power of the device based on at least one of the density of proximate devices in the network, the condition of a neighboring device on the network, a channel condition of the network, a service level condition, a network performance condition, an environmental condition of the device and an application requirement of the device; and using adaptive transmit power control to adapt the transmit power associated with a device in the environment based on at least a density of devices, wherein the environment is an in-home environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing a facility for enabling adaptation of the data rate provided for links among devices within the network, the adaptation based on at least one of the density of devices in the network, the condition of neighboring devices in the network, a channel condition of the network, a service level condition, a network performance condition, an environmental condition and an application requirement; and wherein application related data transmission and receiving parameters are based on the adaptive link data rates for devices within the network in the environment, and wherein the environment is an in-home environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing dynamic spectrum access capabilities within the network by determining communication spectrum quality and adjusting use of time frequency rectangles within the communication spectrum based on the determination; and enhancing use of spectral bandwidth in the environment by using the dynamic spectrum access capabilities, wherein the environment is an in-home environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include enhancing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and communicating among the plurality of devices in an environment over a radio communication spectrum and reusing portions of the spectrum for communication based on availability of time frequency rectangles within portions of the spectrum, wherein the environment is an in-home environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing geo-location coding of device nodes in the network, wherein geo-location is based at least in part on a network location of a device node relative to other devices in the network; and facilitating at least one location-based service by using geo-location of device nodes in the environment, wherein the environment is an in-home environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in the environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing multimedia support within the network through a hybrid frame structure that includes variable slot duration and sub-channelization of bandwidth; and providing multimedia services in the environment using the multimedia support, wherein the environment is an in-home environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in the environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing time synchronization among nodes of the network, wherein the time synchronization is provided by communicating a representation of network timing at all the nodes with sufficient accuracy to enable reliable communications; and delivering services to device nodes in the environment using network node time synchronization, wherein the environment is an in-home environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing seamless outdoor and indoor operation over the network; and taking advantage of the seamless outdoor and indoor operation to deliver services over the network within the environment, wherein the an in-home environment is environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing fixed radio installations that facilitate connection of the plurality of mobile devices, wherein the fixed radio installations are based at least in part on meeting a criteria associated with network radio propagation and performance; and facilitating the use of the fixed radio installation for backhaul communication in the environment, wherein the environment is an in-home environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing an IP-compatible plug connection to at least one wired infrastructure type in the environment, wherein the environment is an in-home environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing multiple fixed-network gateway interfaces connecting the mobile ad hoc network to a fixed network, wherein the method is directed at an in-home environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing an automated network design tool to facilitate low cost and fast network design engineering and deployment planning of the fixed infrastructure elements of the network, wherein the method is directed at an in-home environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and deploying a plurality of low cost mesh access points to provide network coverage in a geography, wherein the method is directed at an in-home environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing small form factor nodes that allow for low cost and fast capacity expansion and network upgrade, wherein the method is directed at an in-home environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and routing communications between a mobile device and a device on a remote network so as to substantially favor routes through the mobile, broadband, routable Internet that have fewer hops between the mobile device and a backhaul access point, wherein the method is directed at an in-home environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing a user deployable access point that connects to the network, wherein the method is directed at an in-home environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing at least one base station controller function in at least one subscriber device, the base station controller function including at least one of an air interface management function, a signaling function, a concentration logic function, and a signal propagation function, wherein the method is directed at an in-home environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing service provider tools to manage resource consumption of at least one device on the ad hoc network, wherein the tools are deployed on at least one of the plurality of mobile devices and use at least one management path for reporting usage of the at least one device, wherein the method is directed at an in-home environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing full radio resource management functions in at least one device, the radio resource management functions including at least one of radio management, handover, handoff, and foreign device cooperation functions, wherein the at least one device is a subscriber device, wherein the method is directed at an in-home environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing multi-session functions in at least one of the plurality of devices, wherein the at least one device is a subscriber device, wherein the method is directed at an in-home environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing cost-based routing functions in the network through dynamic forming and reforming of links and routes, wherein the cost-based routing functions are provided in a plurality of subscriber devices, wherein the method is directed at an in-home environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing IP router functions at individual mobile devices of the network, wherein the individual mobile devices are subscriber devices, wherein the method is directed at an in-home environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing, in at least one of the plurality of mobile devices, media access control layer capabilities including sub-network layer convergence functions selected from a list consisting of segmentation and reassembly, quality of service, throughput fairness, adaptive data rate control, and transmit power control, wherein the at least one mobile device is a subscriber device, wherein the method is directed at an in-home environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing route diversity within the network to facilitate assurance of packet communication, wherein route diversity is based at least on a number of network devices in a geographic area; wherein the method is directed at an in-home environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and allowing layer 2 forwarding among at least some of the plurality of mobile devices, wherein them method is directed at an in-home environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing the routable internet to a node in the network, wherein the node also communicates with a cellular network through at least one of the fixed infrastructure elements and the routable internet is provided outside the cellular network, wherein the method is directed at an in-home environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing IP application deployment to a device in the network, wherein the device also communicates with a cellular network through at least one of the fixed infrastructure elements and the IP application is deployed outside the cellular network, wherein the method is directed at an in-home environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and routing data packets through the mobile ad hoc network, wherein the method is directed at an in-home environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and routing data packets through the mobile ad hoc network absent communications with the fixed infrastructure elements, wherein the method is directed at an in-home environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements, communications to the nodes having a throughput of at least 768 kbit/sec during normal operation, wherein the method is directed at an in-home environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements, communications to the nodes having a throughput of at least 768 kbit/set when the nodes are in motion at vehicular speeds, wherein the method is directed at an in-home environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of mobile devices of fixed infrastructure elements, wherein the method is directed at an in-home environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and applying swarm intelligence to determine at least some parts of at least some routes through the mobile, broadband, routable internet, wherein the method is directed at an in-home environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as sending and receiving nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; determining a routing priority within the network, wherein the routing priority is provided by granting channel access to a node for which prioritized routing is identified and sending delay-sensitive data from the node before sending delay-tolerant data from the node; and wherein the routing priority facilitates managing routing of data within the mobile, broadband, routable internet of the environment, and wherein the environment is an automotive environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing support for peer-to-peer traffic within the network; and utilizing the peer-to-peer traffic network support in the environment to provide fixed-network-independent capacity and service delivery, wherein the environment is an automotive environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing peer to peer connectivity within the mobile broadband routable internet; and utilizing the peer to peer connectivity to facilitate mobile, fixed-infrastructure-independent, peer-to-peer application connection among at least a subset of the plurality of mobile devices in the environment, wherein the environment is an automotive environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing file sharing over the mobile broadband routable internet; and facilitating the use of file sharing in the environment without degrading system performance, wherein the environment is an automotive environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; deploying user-generated applications over the mobile broadband routable internet; and facilitating the use of the user-generated application in the environment without degrading system performance, wherein the environment is an automotive environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing peer-to-peer applications over the mobile broadband routable internet; and facilitating the use of peer-to-peer applications in the environment without degrading performance of the mobile broadband routable internet, wherein the environment is an automotive environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; facilitating direct-to-device application deployment over the mobile broadband routable internet; and providing a mobile application associated with the environment that is deployed directly to a device in the mobile broadband routable internet using direct-to-device application deployment, wherein the environment is an automotive environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing a facility for distributing data among a plurality of mobile broadband routable internet devices in the environment; and facilitating use of the distributed data with a web application deployed in an environment, wherein the environment is an automotive environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing multicast routing within the network by allowing a data object to be transmitted by a device to a plurality of destinations in the environment over a plurality of routes; and distributing application-related updates using multicast routing to a mobile device in the environment, wherein the environment is an automotive environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing an adaptive transmit power control facility for a device within the network in the environment, the adaptive transmit power control facility adapted to adjust transmission power of the device based on at least one of the density of proximate devices in the network, the condition of a neighboring device on the network, a channel condition of the network, a service level condition, a network performance condition, an environmental condition of the device and an application requirement of the device; and using adaptive transmit power control to adapt the transmit power associated with a device in the environment based on at least a density of devices, wherein the environment is an automotive environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing a facility for enabling adaptation of the data rate provided for links among devices within the network, the adaptation based on at least one of the density of devices in the network, the condition of neighboring devices in the network, a channel condition of the network, a service level condition, a network performance condition, an environmental condition and an application requirement; and wherein application related data transmission and receiving parameters are based on the adaptive link data rates for devices within the network in the environment, and wherein the environment is an automotive environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing dynamic spectrum access capabilities within the network by determining communication spectrum quality and adjusting use of time frequency rectangles within the communication spectrum based on the determination; and enhancing use of spectral bandwidth in the environment by using the dynamic spectrum access capabilities, wherein the environment is an automotive environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include enhancing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and communicating among the plurality of devices in an environment over a radio communication spectrum and reusing portions of the spectrum for communication based on availability of time frequency rectangles within portions of the spectrum, wherein the environment is an automotive environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing geo-location coding of device nodes in the network, wherein geo-location is based at least in part on a network location of a device node relative to other devices in the network; and facilitating at least one location-based service by using geo-location of device nodes in the environment, wherein the environment is an automotive environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in the environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing multimedia support within the network through a hybrid frame structure that includes variable slot duration and sub-channelization of bandwidth; and providing multimedia services in the environment using the multimedia support, wherein the environment is an automotive environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in the environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing time synchronization among nodes of the network, wherein the time synchronization is provided by communicating a representation of network timing at all the nodes with sufficient accuracy to enable reliable communications; and delivering services to device nodes in the environment using network node time synchronization, wherein the environment is an automotive environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing seamless outdoor and indoor operation over the network; and taking advantage of the seamless outdoor and indoor operation to deliver services over the network within the environment, wherein the an automotive environment is environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing fixed radio installations that facilitate connection of the plurality of mobile devices, wherein the fixed radio installations are based at least in part on meeting a criteria associated with network radio propagation and performance; and facilitating the use of the fixed radio installation for backhaul communication in the environment, wherein the environment is an automotive environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing an IP-compatible plug connection to at least one wired infrastructure type in the environment, wherein the environment is an automotive environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing multiple fixed-network gateway interfaces connecting the mobile ad hoc network to a fixed network, wherein the method is directed at an automotive environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing an automated network design tool to facilitate low cost and fast network design engineering and deployment planning of the fixed infrastructure elements of the network, wherein the method is directed at an automotive environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and deploying a plurality of low cost mesh access points to provide network coverage in a geography, wherein the method is directed at an automotive environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing small form factor nodes that allow for low cost and fast capacity expansion and network upgrade, wherein the method is directed at an automotive environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and routing communications between a mobile device and a device on a remote network so as to substantially favor routes through the mobile, broadband, routable Internet that have fewer hops between the mobile device and a backhaul access point, wherein the method is directed at an automotive environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing a user deployable access point that connects to the network, wherein the method is directed at an automotive environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing at least one base station controller function in at least one subscriber device, the base station controller function including at least one of an air interface management function, a signaling function, a concentration logic function, and a signal propagation function, wherein the method is directed at an automotive environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing service provider tools to manage resource consumption of at least one device on the ad hoc network, wherein the tools are deployed on at least one of the plurality of mobile devices and use at least one management path for reporting usage of the at least one device, wherein the method is directed at an automotive environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing full radio resource management functions in at least one device, the radio resource management functions including at least one of radio management, handover, handoff, and foreign device cooperation functions, wherein the at least one device is a subscriber device, wherein the method is directed at an automotive environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing multi-session functions in at least one of the plurality of devices, wherein the at least one device is a subscriber device, wherein the method is directed at an automotive environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing cost-based routing functions in the network through dynamic forming and reforming of links and routes, wherein the cost-based routing functions are provided in a plurality of subscriber devices, wherein the method is directed at an automotive environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing IP router functions at individual mobile devices of the network, wherein the individual mobile devices are subscriber devices, wherein the method is directed at an automotive environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing, in at least one of the plurality of mobile devices, media access control layer capabilities including sub-network layer convergence functions selected from a list consisting of segmentation and reassembly, quality of service, throughput fairness, adaptive data rate control, and transmit power control, wherein the at least one mobile device is a subscriber device, wherein the method is directed at an automotive environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing route diversity within the network to facilitate assurance of packet communication, wherein route diversity is based at least on a number of network devices in a geographic area; wherein the method is directed at an automotive environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and allowing layer 2 forwarding among at least some of the plurality of mobile devices, wherein them method is directed at an automotive environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing the routable internet to a node in the network, wherein the node also communicates with a cellular network through at least one of the fixed infrastructure elements and the routable internet is provided outside the cellular network, wherein the method is directed at an automotive environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing IP application deployment to a device in the network, wherein the device also communicates with a cellular network through at least one of the fixed infrastructure elements and the IP application is deployed outside the cellular network, wherein the method is directed at an automotive environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and routing data packets through the mobile ad hoc network, wherein the method is directed at an automotive environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and routing data packets through the mobile ad hoc network absent communications with the fixed infrastructure elements, wherein the method is directed at an automotive environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements, communications to the nodes having a throughput of at least 768 kbit/sec during normal operation, wherein the method is directed at an automotive environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements, communications to the nodes having a throughput of at least 768 kbit/set when the nodes are in motion at vehicular speeds, wherein the method is directed at an automotive environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of mobile devices of fixed infrastructure elements, wherein the method is directed at an automotive environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and applying swarm intelligence to determine at least some parts of at least some routes through the mobile, broadband, routable internet, wherein the method is directed at an automotive environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as sending and receiving nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; determining a routing priority within the network, wherein the routing priority is provided by granting channel access to a node for which prioritized routing is identified and sending delay-sensitive data from the node before sending delay-tolerant data from the node; and wherein the routing priority facilitates managing routing of data within the mobile, broadband, routable internet of the environment, and wherein the environment is an event environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing support for peer-to-peer traffic within the network; and utilizing the peer-to-peer traffic network support in the environment to provide fixed-network-independent capacity and service delivery, wherein the environment is an event environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing peer to peer connectivity within the mobile broadband routable internet; and utilizing the peer to peer connectivity to facilitate mobile, fixed-infrastructure-independent, peer-to-peer application connection among at least a subset of the plurality of mobile devices in the environment, wherein the environment is an event environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing file sharing over the mobile broadband routable internet; and facilitating the use of file sharing in the environment without degrading system performance, wherein the environment is an event environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; deploying user-generated applications over the mobile broadband routable internet; and facilitating the use of the user-generated application in the environment without degrading system performance, wherein the environment is an event environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing peer-to-peer applications over the mobile broadband routable internet; and facilitating the use of peer-to-peer applications in the environment without degrading performance of the mobile broadband routable internet, wherein the environment is an event environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; facilitating direct-to-device application deployment over the mobile broadband routable internet; and providing a mobile application associated with the environment that is deployed directly to a device in the mobile broadband routable internet using direct-to-device application deployment, wherein the environment is an event environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing a facility for distributing data among a plurality of mobile broadband routable internet devices in the environment; and facilitating use of the distributed data with a web application deployed in an environment, wherein the environment is an event environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing multicast routing within the network by allowing a data object to be transmitted by a device to a plurality of destinations in the environment over a plurality of routes; and distributing application-related updates using multicast routing to a mobile device in the environment, wherein the environment is an event environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing an adaptive transmit power control facility for a device within the network in the environment, the adaptive transmit power control facility adapted to adjust transmission power of the device based on at least one of the density of proximate devices in the network, the condition of a neighboring device on the network, a channel condition of the network, a service level condition, a network performance condition, an environmental condition of the device and an application requirement of the device; and using adaptive transmit power control to adapt the transmit power associated with a device in the environment based on at least a density of devices, wherein the environment is an event environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing a facility for enabling adaptation of the data rate provided for links among devices within the network, the adaptation based on at least one of the density of devices in the network, the condition of neighboring devices in the network, a channel condition of the network, a service level condition, a network performance condition, an environmental condition and an application requirement; and wherein application related data transmission and receiving parameters are based on the adaptive link data rates for devices within the network in the environment, and wherein the environment is an event environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing dynamic spectrum access capabilities within the network by determining communication spectrum quality and adjusting use of time frequency rectangles within the communication spectrum based on the determination; and enhancing use of spectral bandwidth in the environment by using the dynamic spectrum access capabilities, wherein the environment is an event environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include enhancing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and communicating among the plurality of devices in an environment over a radio communication spectrum and reusing portions of the spectrum for communication based on availability of time frequency rectangles within portions of the spectrum, wherein the environment is an event environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing geo-location coding of device nodes in the network, wherein geo-location is based at least in part on a network location of a device node relative to other devices in the network; and facilitating at least one location-based service by using geo-location of device nodes in the environment, wherein the environment is an event environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in the environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing multimedia support within the network through a hybrid frame structure that includes variable slot duration and sub-channelization of bandwidth; and providing multimedia services in the environment using the multimedia support, wherein the environment is an event environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in the environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing time synchronization among nodes of the network, wherein the time synchronization is provided by communicating a representation of network timing at all the nodes with sufficient accuracy to enable reliable communications; and delivering services to device nodes in the environment using network node time synchronization, wherein the environment is an event environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing seamless outdoor and indoor operation over the network; and taking advantage of the seamless outdoor and indoor operation to deliver services over the network within the environment, wherein the an event environment is environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing fixed radio installations that facilitate connection of the plurality of mobile devices, wherein the fixed radio installations are based at least in part on meeting a criteria associated with network radio propagation and performance; and facilitating the use of the fixed radio installation for backhaul communication in the environment, wherein the environment is an event environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing an IP-compatible plug connection to at least one wired infrastructure type in the environment, wherein the environment is an event environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing multiple fixed-network gateway interfaces connecting the mobile ad hoc network to a fixed network, wherein the method is directed at an event environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing an automated network design tool to facilitate low cost and fast network design engineering and deployment planning of the fixed infrastructure elements of the network, wherein the method is directed at an event environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and deploying a plurality of low cost mesh access points to provide network coverage in a geography, wherein the method is directed at an event environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing small form factor nodes that allow for low cost and fast capacity expansion and network upgrade, wherein the method is directed at an event environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and routing communications between a mobile device and a device on a remote network so as to substantially favor routes through the mobile, broadband, routable Internet that have fewer hops between the mobile device and a backhaul access point, wherein the method is directed at an event environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing a user deployable access point that connects to the network, wherein the method is directed at an event environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing at least one base station controller function in at least one subscriber device, the base station controller function including at least one of an air interface management function, a signaling function, a concentration logic function, and a signal propagation function, wherein the method is directed at an event environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing service provider tools to manage resource consumption of at least one device on the ad hoc network, wherein the tools are deployed on at least one of the plurality of mobile devices and use at least one management path for reporting usage of the at least one device, wherein the method is directed at an event environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing full radio resource management functions in at least one device, the radio resource management functions including at least one of radio management, handover, handoff, and foreign device cooperation functions, wherein the at least one device is a subscriber device, wherein the method is directed at an event environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing multi-session functions in at least one of the plurality of devices, wherein the at least one device is a subscriber device, wherein the method is directed at an event environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing cost-based routing functions in the network through dynamic forming and reforming of links and routes, wherein the cost-based routing functions are provided in a plurality of subscriber devices, wherein the method is directed at an event environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing IP router functions at individual mobile devices of the network, wherein the individual mobile devices are subscriber devices, wherein the method is directed at an event environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing, in at least one of the plurality of mobile devices, media access control layer capabilities including sub-network layer convergence functions selected from a list consisting of segmentation and reassembly, quality of service, throughput fairness, adaptive data rate control, and transmit power control, wherein the at least one mobile device is a subscriber device, wherein the method is directed at an event environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing route diversity within the network to facilitate assurance of packet communication, wherein route diversity is based at least on a number of network devices in a geographic area; wherein the method is directed at an event environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and allowing layer 2 forwarding among at least some of the plurality of mobile devices, wherein them method is directed at an event environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing the routable internet to a node in the network, wherein the node also communicates with a cellular network through at least one of the fixed infrastructure elements and the routable internet is provided outside the cellular network, wherein the method is directed at an event environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing IP application deployment to a device in the network, wherein the device also communicates with a cellular network through at least one of the fixed infrastructure elements and the IP application is deployed outside the cellular network, wherein the method is directed at an event environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and routing data packets through the mobile ad hoc network, wherein the method is directed at an event environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and routing data packets through the mobile ad hoc network absent communications with the fixed infrastructure elements, wherein the method is directed at an event environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements, communications to the nodes having a throughput of at least 768 kbit/sec during normal operation, wherein the method is directed at an event environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements, communications to the nodes having a throughput of at least 768 kbit/set when the nodes are in motion at vehicular speeds, wherein the method is directed at an event environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of mobile devices of fixed infrastructure elements, wherein the method is directed at an event environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and applying swarm intelligence to determine at least some parts of at least some routes through the mobile, broadband, routable internet, wherein the method is directed at an event environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as sending and receiving nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; determining a routing priority within the network, wherein the routing priority is provided by granting channel access to a node for which prioritized routing is identified and sending delay-sensitive data from the node before sending delay-tolerant data from the node; and wherein the routing priority facilitates managing routing of data within the mobile, broadband, routable internet of the environment, and wherein the environment is a sports arena environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing support for peer-to-peer traffic within the network; and utilizing the peer-to-peer traffic network support in the environment to provide fixed-network-independent capacity and service delivery, wherein the environment is a sports arena environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing peer to peer connectivity within the mobile broadband routable internet; and utilizing the peer to peer connectivity to facilitate mobile, fixed-infrastructure-independent, peer-to-peer application connection among at least a subset of the plurality of mobile devices in the environment, wherein the environment is a sports arena environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing file sharing over the mobile broadband routable internet; and facilitating the use of file sharing in the environment without degrading system performance, wherein the environment is a sports arena environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; deploying user-generated applications over the mobile broadband routable internet; and facilitating the use of the user-generated application in the environment without degrading system performance, wherein the environment is a sports arena environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing peer-to-peer applications over the mobile broadband routable internet; and facilitating the use of peer-to-peer applications in the environment without degrading performance of the mobile broadband routable internet, wherein the environment is a sports arena environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; facilitating direct-to-device application deployment over the mobile broadband routable internet; and providing a mobile application associated with the environment that is deployed directly to a device in the mobile broadband routable internet using direct-to-device application deployment, wherein the environment is a sports arena environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing a facility for distributing data among a plurality of mobile broadband routable internet devices in the environment; and facilitating use of the distributed data with a web application deployed in an environment, wherein the environment is a sports arena environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing multicast routing within the network by allowing a data object to be transmitted by a device to a plurality of destinations in the environment over a plurality of routes; and distributing application-related updates using multicast routing to a mobile device in the environment, wherein the environment is a sports arena environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing an adaptive transmit power control facility for a device within the network in the environment, the adaptive transmit power control facility adapted to adjust transmission power of the device based on at least one of the density of proximate devices in the network, the condition of a neighboring device on the network, a channel condition of the network, a service level condition, a network performance condition, an environmental condition of the device and an application requirement of the device; and using adaptive transmit power control to adapt the transmit power associated with a device in the environment based on at least a density of devices, wherein the environment is a sports arena environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing a facility for enabling adaptation of the data rate provided for links among devices within the network, the adaptation based on at least one of the density of devices in the network, the condition of neighboring devices in the network, a channel condition of the network, a service level condition, a network performance condition, an environmental condition and an application requirement; and wherein application related data transmission and receiving parameters are based on the adaptive link data rates for devices within the network in the environment, and wherein the environment is a sports arena environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing dynamic spectrum access capabilities within the network by determining communication spectrum quality and adjusting use of time frequency rectangles within the communication spectrum based on the determination; and enhancing use of spectral bandwidth in the environment by using the dynamic spectrum access capabilities, wherein the environment is a sports arena environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include enhancing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and communicating among the plurality of devices in an environment over a radio communication spectrum and reusing portions of the spectrum for communication based on availability of time frequency rectangles within portions of the spectrum, wherein the environment is a sports arena environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing geo-location coding of device nodes in the network, wherein geo-location is based at least in part on a network location of a device node relative to other devices in the network; and facilitating at least one location-based service by using geo-location of device nodes in the environment, wherein the environment is a sports arena environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in the environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing multimedia support within the network through a hybrid frame structure that includes variable slot duration and sub-channelization of bandwidth; and providing multimedia services in the environment using the multimedia support, wherein the environment is a sports arena environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in the environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing time synchronization among nodes of the network, wherein the time synchronization is provided by communicating a representation of network timing at all the nodes with sufficient accuracy to enable reliable communications; and delivering services to device nodes in the environment using network node time synchronization, wherein the environment is a sports arena environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing seamless outdoor and indoor operation over the network; and taking advantage of the seamless outdoor and indoor operation to deliver services over the network within the environment, wherein the a sports arena environment is environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing fixed radio installations that facilitate connection of the plurality of mobile devices, wherein the fixed radio installations are based at least in part on meeting a criteria associated with network radio propagation and performance; and facilitating the use of the fixed radio installation for backhaul communication in the environment, wherein the environment is a sports arena environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing an IP-compatible plug connection to at least one wired infrastructure type in the environment, wherein the environment is a sports arena environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing multiple fixed-network gateway interfaces connecting the mobile ad hoc network to a fixed network, wherein the method is directed at a sports arena environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing an automated network design tool to facilitate low cost and fast network design engineering and deployment planning of the fixed infrastructure elements of the network, wherein the method is directed at a sports arena environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and deploying a plurality of low cost mesh access points to provide network coverage in a geography, wherein the method is directed at a sports arena environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing small form factor nodes that allow for low cost and fast capacity expansion and network upgrade, wherein the method is directed at a sports arena environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and routing communications between a mobile device and a device on a remote network so as to substantially favor routes through the mobile, broadband, routable Internet that have fewer hops between the mobile device and a backhaul access point, wherein the method is directed at a sports arena environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing a user deployable access point that connects to the network, wherein the method is directed at a sports arena environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing at least one base station controller function in at least one subscriber device, the base station controller function including at least one of an air interface management function, a signaling function, a concentration logic function, and a signal propagation function, wherein the method is directed at a sports arena environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing service provider tools to manage resource consumption of at least one device on the ad hoc network, wherein the tools are deployed on at least one of the plurality of mobile devices and use at least one management path for reporting usage of the at least one device, wherein the method is directed at a sports arena environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing full radio resource management functions in at least one device, the radio resource management functions including at least one of radio management, handover, handoff, and foreign device cooperation functions, wherein the at least one device is a subscriber device, wherein the method is directed at a sports arena environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing multi-session functions in at least one of the plurality of devices, wherein the at least one device is a subscriber device, wherein the method is directed at a sports arena environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing cost-based routing functions in the network through dynamic forming and reforming of links and routes, wherein the cost-based routing functions are provided in a plurality of subscriber devices, wherein the method is directed at a sports arena environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing IP router functions at individual mobile devices of the network, wherein the individual mobile devices are subscriber devices, wherein the method is directed at a sports arena environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing, in at least one of the plurality of mobile devices, media access control layer capabilities including sub-network layer convergence functions selected from a list consisting of segmentation and reassembly, quality of service, throughput fairness, adaptive data rate control, and transmit power control, wherein the at least one mobile device is a subscriber device, wherein the method is directed at a sports arena environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing route diversity within the network to facilitate assurance of packet communication, wherein route diversity is based at least on a number of network devices in a geographic area; wherein the method is directed at a sports arena environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and allowing layer 2 forwarding among at least some of the plurality of mobile devices, wherein them method is directed at a sports arena environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing the routable internet to a node in the network, wherein the node also communicates with a cellular network through at least one of the fixed infrastructure elements and the routable internet is provided outside the cellular network, wherein the method is directed at a sports arena environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing IP application deployment to a device in the network, wherein the device also communicates with a cellular network through at least one of the fixed infrastructure elements and the IP application is deployed outside the cellular network, wherein the method is directed at a sports arena environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and routing data packets through the mobile ad hoc network, wherein the method is directed at a sports arena environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and routing data packets through the mobile ad hoc network absent communications with the fixed infrastructure elements, wherein the method is directed at a sports arena environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements, communications to the nodes having a throughput of at least 768 kbit/sec during normal operation, wherein the method is directed at a sports arena environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements, communications to the nodes having a throughput of at least 768 kbit/set when the nodes are in motion at vehicular speeds, wherein the method is directed at a sports arena environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of mobile devices of fixed infrastructure elements, wherein the method is directed at a sports arena environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and applying swarm intelligence to determine at least some parts of at least some routes through the mobile, broadband, routable internet, wherein the method is directed at a sports arena environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as sending and receiving nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; determining a routing priority within the network, wherein the routing priority is provided by granting channel access to a node for which prioritized routing is identified and sending delay-sensitive data from the node before sending delay-tolerant data from the node; and wherein the routing priority facilitates managing routing of data within the mobile, broadband, routable internet of the environment, and wherein the environment is a stadium environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing support for peer-to-peer traffic within the network; and utilizing the peer-to-peer traffic network support in the environment to provide fixed-network-independent capacity and service delivery, wherein the environment is a stadium environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing peer to peer connectivity within the mobile broadband routable internet; and utilizing the peer to peer connectivity to facilitate mobile, fixed-infrastructure-independent, peer-to-peer application connection among at least a subset of the plurality of mobile devices in the environment, wherein the environment is a stadium environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing file sharing over the mobile broadband routable internet; and facilitating the use of file sharing in the environment without degrading system performance, wherein the environment is a stadium environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; deploying user-generated applications over the mobile broadband routable internet; and facilitating the use of the user-generated application in the environment without degrading system performance, wherein the environment is a stadium environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing peer-to-peer applications over the mobile broadband routable internet; and facilitating the use of peer-to-peer applications in the environment without degrading performance of the mobile broadband routable internet, wherein the environment is a stadium environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; facilitating direct-to-device application deployment over the mobile broadband routable internet; and providing a mobile application associated with the environment that is deployed directly to a device in the mobile broadband routable internet using direct-to-device application deployment, wherein the environment is a stadium environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing a facility for distributing data among a plurality of mobile broadband routable internet devices in the environment; and facilitating use of the distributed data with a web application deployed in an environment, wherein the environment is a stadium environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing multicast routing within the network by allowing a data object to be transmitted by a device to a plurality of destinations in the environment over a plurality of routes; and distributing application-related updates using multicast routing to a mobile device in the environment, wherein the environment is a stadium environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing an adaptive transmit power control facility for a device within the network in the environment, the adaptive transmit power control facility adapted to adjust transmission power of the device based on at least one of the density of proximate devices in the network, the condition of a neighboring device on the network, a channel condition of the network, a service level condition, a network performance condition, an environmental condition of the device and an application requirement of the device; and using adaptive transmit power control to adapt the transmit power associated with a device in the environment based on at least a density of devices, wherein the environment is a stadium environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing a facility for enabling adaptation of the data rate provided for links among devices within the network, the adaptation based on at least one of the density of devices in the network, the condition of neighboring devices in the network, a channel condition of the network, a service level condition, a network performance condition, an environmental condition and an application requirement; and wherein application related data transmission and receiving parameters are based on the adaptive link data rates for devices within the network in the environment, and wherein the environment is a stadium environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing dynamic spectrum access capabilities within the network by determining communication spectrum quality and adjusting use of time frequency rectangles within the communication spectrum based on the determination; and enhancing use of spectral bandwidth in the environment by using the dynamic spectrum access capabilities, wherein the environment is a stadium environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include enhancing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and communicating among the plurality of devices in an environment over a radio communication spectrum and reusing portions of the spectrum for communication based on availability of time frequency rectangles within portions of the spectrum, wherein the environment is a stadium environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing geo-location coding of device nodes in the network, wherein geo-location is based at least in part on a network location of a device node relative to other devices in the network; and facilitating at least one location-based service by using geo-location of device nodes in the environment, wherein the environment is a stadium environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in the environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing multimedia support within the network through a hybrid frame structure that includes variable slot duration and sub-channelization of bandwidth; and providing multimedia services in the environment using the multimedia support, wherein the environment is a stadium environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in the environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing time synchronization among nodes of the network, wherein the time synchronization is provided by communicating a representation of network timing at all the nodes with sufficient accuracy to enable reliable communications; and delivering services to device nodes in the environment using network node time synchronization, wherein the environment is a stadium environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing seamless outdoor and indoor operation over the network; and taking advantage of the seamless outdoor and indoor operation to deliver services over the network within the environment, wherein the a stadium environment is environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing fixed radio installations that facilitate connection of the plurality of mobile devices, wherein the fixed radio installations are based at least in part on meeting a criteria associated with network radio propagation and performance; and facilitating the use of the fixed radio installation for backhaul communication in the environment, wherein the environment is a stadium environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing an IP-compatible plug connection to at least one wired infrastructure type in the environment, wherein the environment is a stadium environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing multiple fixed-network gateway interfaces connecting the mobile ad hoc network to a fixed network, wherein the method is directed at a stadium environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing an automated network design tool to facilitate low cost and fast network design engineering and deployment planning of the fixed infrastructure elements of the network, wherein the method is directed at a stadium environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and deploying a plurality of low cost mesh access points to provide network coverage in a geography, wherein the method is directed at a stadium environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing small form factor nodes that allow for low cost and fast capacity expansion and network upgrade, wherein the method is directed at a stadium environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and routing communications between a mobile device and a device on a remote network so as to substantially favor routes through the mobile, broadband, routable Internet that have fewer hops between the mobile device and a backhaul access point, wherein the method is directed at a stadium environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing a user deployable access point that connects to the network, wherein the method is directed at a stadium environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing at least one base station controller function in at least one subscriber device, the base station controller function including at least one of an air interface management function, a signaling function, a concentration logic function, and a signal propagation function, wherein the method is directed at a stadium environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing service provider tools to manage resource consumption of at least one device on the ad hoc network, wherein the tools are deployed on at least one of the plurality of mobile devices and use at least one management path for reporting usage of the at least one device, wherein the method is directed at a stadium environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing full radio resource management functions in at least one device, the radio resource management functions including at least one of radio management, handover, handoff, and foreign device cooperation functions, wherein the at least one device is a subscriber device, wherein the method is directed at a stadium environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing multi-session functions in at least one of the plurality of devices, wherein the at least one device is a subscriber device, wherein the method is directed at a stadium environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing cost-based routing functions in the network through dynamic forming and reforming of links and routes, wherein the cost-based routing functions are provided in a plurality of subscriber devices, wherein the method is directed at a stadium environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing IP router functions at individual mobile devices of the network, wherein the individual mobile devices are subscriber devices, wherein the method is directed at a stadium environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing, in at least one of the plurality of mobile devices, media access control layer capabilities including sub-network layer convergence functions selected from a list consisting of segmentation and reassembly, quality of service, throughput fairness, adaptive data rate control, and transmit power control, wherein the at least one mobile device is a subscriber device, wherein the method is directed at a stadium environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing route diversity within the network to facilitate assurance of packet communication, wherein route diversity is based at least on a number of network devices in a geographic area; wherein the method is directed at a stadium environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and allowing layer 2 forwarding among at least some of the plurality of mobile devices, wherein them method is directed at a stadium environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing the routable internet to a node in the network, wherein the node also communicates with a cellular network through at least one of the fixed infrastructure elements and the routable internet is provided outside the cellular network, wherein the method is directed at a stadium environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing IP application deployment to a device in the network, wherein the device also communicates with a cellular network through at least one of the fixed infrastructure elements and the IP application is deployed outside the cellular network, wherein the method is directed at a stadium environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and routing data packets through the mobile ad hoc network, wherein the method is directed at a stadium environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and routing data packets through the mobile ad hoc network absent communications with the fixed infrastructure elements, wherein the method is directed at a stadium environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements, communications to the nodes having a throughput of at least 768 kbit/sec during normal operation, wherein the method is directed at a stadium environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements, communications to the nodes having a throughput of at least 768 kbit/set when the nodes are in motion at vehicular speeds, wherein the method is directed at a stadium environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of mobile devices of fixed infrastructure elements, wherein the method is directed at a stadium environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and applying swarm intelligence to determine at least some parts of at least some routes through the mobile, broadband, routable internet, wherein the method is directed at a stadium environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as sending and receiving nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; determining a routing priority within the network, wherein the routing priority is provided by granting channel access to a node for which prioritized routing is identified and sending delay-sensitive data from the node before sending delay-tolerant data from the node; and wherein the routing priority facilitates managing routing of data within the mobile, broadband, routable internet of the environment, and wherein the environment is a transportation environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing support for peer-to-peer traffic within the network; and utilizing the peer-to-peer traffic network support in the environment to provide fixed-network-independent capacity and service delivery, wherein the environment is a transportation environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing peer to peer connectivity within the mobile broadband routable internet; and utilizing the peer to peer connectivity to facilitate mobile, fixed-infrastructure-independent, peer-to-peer application connection among at least a subset of the plurality of mobile devices in the environment, wherein the environment is a transportation environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing file sharing over the mobile broadband routable internet; and facilitating the use of file sharing in the environment without degrading system performance, wherein the environment is a transportation environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; deploying user-generated applications over the mobile broadband routable internet; and facilitating the use of the user-generated application in the environment without degrading system performance, wherein the environment is a transportation environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing peer-to-peer applications over the mobile broadband routable internet; and facilitating the use of peer-to-peer applications in the environment without degrading performance of the mobile broadband routable internet, wherein the environment is a transportation environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; facilitating direct-to-device application deployment over the mobile broadband routable internet; and providing a mobile application associated with the environment that is deployed directly to a device in the mobile broadband routable internet using direct-to-device application deployment, wherein the environment is a transportation environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing a facility for distributing data among a plurality of mobile broadband routable internet devices in the environment; and facilitating use of the distributed data with a web application deployed in an environment, wherein the environment is a transportation environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing multicast routing within the network by allowing a data object to be transmitted by a device to a plurality of destinations in the environment over a plurality of routes; and distributing application-related updates using multicast routing to a mobile device in the environment, wherein the environment is a transportation environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing an adaptive transmit power control facility for a device within the network in the environment, the adaptive transmit power control facility adapted to adjust transmission power of the device based on at least one of the density of proximate devices in the network, the condition of a neighboring device on the network, a channel condition of the network, a service level condition, a network performance condition, an environmental condition of the device and an application requirement of the device; and using adaptive transmit power control to adapt the transmit power associated with a device in the environment based on at least a density of devices, wherein the environment is a transportation environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing a facility for enabling adaptation of the data rate provided for links among devices within the network, the adaptation based on at least one of the density of devices in the network, the condition of neighboring devices in the network, a channel condition of the network, a service level condition, a network performance condition, an environmental condition and an application requirement; and wherein application related data transmission and receiving parameters are based on the adaptive link data rates for devices within the network in the environment, and wherein the environment is a transportation environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing dynamic spectrum access capabilities within the network by determining communication spectrum quality and adjusting use of time frequency rectangles within the communication spectrum based on the determination; and enhancing use of spectral bandwidth in the environment by using the dynamic spectrum access capabilities, wherein the environment is a transportation environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include enhancing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and communicating among the plurality of devices in an environment over a radio communication spectrum and reusing portions of the spectrum for communication based on availability of time frequency rectangles within portions of the spectrum, wherein the environment is a transportation environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing geo-location coding of device nodes in the network, wherein geo-location is based at least in part on a network location of a device node relative to other devices in the network; and facilitating at least one location-based service by using geo-location of device nodes in the environment, wherein the environment is a transportation environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in the environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing multimedia support within the network through a hybrid frame structure that includes variable slot duration and sub-channelization of bandwidth; and providing multimedia services in the environment using the multimedia support, wherein the environment is a transportation environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in the environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing time synchronization among nodes of the network, wherein the time synchronization is provided by communicating a representation of network timing at all the nodes with sufficient accuracy to enable reliable communications; and delivering services to device nodes in the environment using network node time synchronization, wherein the environment is a transportation environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing seamless outdoor and indoor operation over the network; and taking advantage of the seamless outdoor and indoor operation to deliver services over the network within the environment, wherein the a transportation environment is environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing fixed radio installations that facilitate connection of the plurality of mobile devices, wherein the fixed radio installations are based at least in part on meeting a criteria associated with network radio propagation and performance; and facilitating the use of the fixed radio installation for backhaul communication in the environment, wherein the environment is a transportation environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing an IP-compatible plug connection to at least one wired infrastructure type in the environment, wherein the environment is a transportation environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing multiple fixed-network gateway interfaces connecting the mobile ad hoc network to a fixed network, wherein the method is directed at a transportation environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing an automated network design tool to facilitate low cost and fast network design engineering and deployment planning of the fixed infrastructure elements of the network, wherein the method is directed at a transportation environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and deploying a plurality of low cost mesh access points to provide network coverage in a geography, wherein the method is directed at a transportation environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing small form factor nodes that allow for low cost and fast capacity expansion and network upgrade, wherein the method is directed at a transportation environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and routing communications between a mobile device and a device on a remote network so as to substantially favor routes through the mobile, broadband, routable Internet that have fewer hops between the mobile device and a backhaul access point, wherein the method is directed at a transportation environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing a user deployable access point that connects to the network, wherein the method is directed at a transportation environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing at least one base station controller function in at least one subscriber device, the base station controller function including at least one of an air interface management function, a signaling function, a concentration logic function, and a signal propagation function, wherein the method is directed at a transportation environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing service provider tools to manage resource consumption of at least one device on the ad hoc network, wherein the tools are deployed on at least one of the plurality of mobile devices and use at least one management path for reporting usage of the at least one device, wherein the method is directed at a transportation environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing full radio resource management functions in at least one device, the radio resource management functions including at least one of radio management, handover, handoff, and foreign device cooperation functions, wherein the at least one device is a subscriber device, wherein the method is directed at a transportation environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing multi-session functions in at least one of the plurality of devices, wherein the at least one device is a subscriber device, wherein the method is directed at a transportation environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing cost-based routing functions in the network through dynamic forming and reforming of links and routes, wherein the cost-based routing functions are provided in a plurality of subscriber devices, wherein the method is directed at a transportation environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing IP router functions at individual mobile devices of the network, wherein the individual mobile devices are subscriber devices, wherein the method is directed at a transportation environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing, in at least one of the plurality of mobile devices, media access control layer capabilities including sub-network layer convergence functions selected from a list consisting of segmentation and reassembly, quality of service, throughput fairness, adaptive data rate control, and transmit power control, wherein the at least one mobile device is a subscriber device, wherein the method is directed at a transportation environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing route diversity within the network to facilitate assurance of packet communication, wherein route diversity is based at least on a number of network devices in a geographic area; wherein the method is directed at a transportation environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and allowing layer 2 forwarding among at least some of the plurality of mobile devices, wherein them method is directed at a transportation environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing the routable internet to a node in the network, wherein the node also communicates with a cellular network through at least one of the fixed infrastructure elements and the routable internet is provided outside the cellular network, wherein the method is directed at a transportation environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing IP application deployment to a device in the network, wherein the device also communicates with a cellular network through at least one of the fixed infrastructure elements and the IP application is deployed outside the cellular network, wherein the method is directed at a transportation environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and routing data packets through the mobile ad hoc network, wherein the method is directed at a transportation environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and routing data packets through the mobile ad hoc network absent communications with the fixed infrastructure elements, wherein the method is directed at a transportation environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements, communications to the nodes having a throughput of at least 768 kbit/sec during normal operation, wherein the method is directed at a transportation environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements, communications to the nodes having a throughput of at least 768 kbit/set when the nodes are in motion at vehicular speeds, wherein the method is directed at a transportation environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of mobile devices of fixed infrastructure elements, wherein the method is directed at a transportation environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and applying swarm intelligence to determine at least some parts of at least some routes through the mobile, broadband, routable internet, wherein the method is directed at a transportation environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as sending and receiving nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; determining a routing priority within the network, wherein the routing priority is provided by granting channel access to a node for which prioritized routing is identified and sending delay-sensitive data from the node before sending delay-tolerant data from the node; and wherein the routing priority facilitates managing routing of data within the mobile, broadband, routable internet of the environment, and wherein the environment is a seaport environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing support for peer-to-peer traffic within the network; and utilizing the peer-to-peer traffic network support in the environment to provide fixed-network-independent capacity and service delivery, wherein the environment is a seaport environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing peer to peer connectivity within the mobile broadband routable internet; and utilizing the peer to peer connectivity to facilitate mobile, fixed-infrastructure-independent, peer-to-peer application connection among at least a subset of the plurality of mobile devices in the environment, wherein the environment is a seaport environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing file sharing over the mobile broadband routable internet; and facilitating the use of file sharing in the environment without degrading system performance, wherein the environment is a seaport environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; deploying user-generated applications over the mobile broadband routable internet; and facilitating the use of the user-generated application in the environment without degrading system performance, wherein the environment is a seaport environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing peer-to-peer applications over the mobile broadband routable internet; and facilitating the use of peer-to-peer applications in the environment without degrading performance of the mobile broadband routable internet, wherein the environment is a seaport environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; facilitating direct-to-device application deployment over the mobile broadband routable internet; and providing a mobile application associated with the environment that is deployed directly to a device in the mobile broadband routable internet using direct-to-device application deployment, wherein the environment is a seaport environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing a facility for distributing data among a plurality of mobile broadband routable internet devices in the environment; and facilitating use of the distributed data with a web application deployed in an environment, wherein the environment is a seaport environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing multicast routing within the network by allowing a data object to be transmitted by a device to a plurality of destinations in the environment over a plurality of routes; and distributing application-related updates using multicast routing to a mobile device in the environment, wherein the environment is a seaport environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing an adaptive transmit power control facility for a device within the network in the environment, the adaptive transmit power control facility adapted to adjust transmission power of the device based on at least one of the density of proximate devices in the network, the condition of a neighboring device on the network, a channel condition of the network, a service level condition, a network performance condition, an environmental condition of the device and an application requirement of the device; and using adaptive transmit power control to adapt the transmit power associated with a device in the environment based on at least a density of devices, wherein the environment is a seaport environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing a facility for enabling adaptation of the data rate provided for links among devices within the network, the adaptation based on at least one of the density of devices in the network, the condition of neighboring devices in the network, a channel condition of the network, a service level condition, a network performance condition, an environmental condition and an application requirement; and wherein application related data transmission and receiving parameters are based on the adaptive link data rates for devices within the network in the environment, and wherein the environment is a seaport environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing dynamic spectrum access capabilities within the network by determining communication spectrum quality and adjusting use of time frequency rectangles within the communication spectrum based on the determination; and enhancing use of spectral bandwidth in the environment by using the dynamic spectrum access capabilities, wherein the environment is a seaport environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include enhancing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and communicating among the plurality of devices in an environment over a radio communication spectrum and reusing portions of the spectrum for communication based on availability of time frequency rectangles within portions of the spectrum, wherein the environment is a seaport environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing geo-location coding of device nodes in the network, wherein geo-location is based at least in part on a network location of a device node relative to other devices in the network; and facilitating at least one location-based service by using geo-location of device nodes in the environment, wherein the environment is a seaport environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in the environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing multimedia support within the network through a hybrid frame structure that includes variable slot duration and sub-channelization of bandwidth; and providing multimedia services in the environment using the multimedia support, wherein the environment is a seaport environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in the environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing time synchronization among nodes of the network, wherein the time synchronization is provided by communicating a representation of network timing at all the nodes with sufficient accuracy to enable reliable communications; and delivering services to device nodes in the environment using network node time synchronization, wherein the environment is a seaport environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing seamless outdoor and indoor operation over the network; and taking advantage of the seamless outdoor and indoor operation to deliver services over the network within the environment, wherein the a seaport environment is environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing fixed radio installations that facilitate connection of the plurality of mobile devices, wherein the fixed radio installations are based at least in part on meeting a criteria associated with network radio propagation and performance; and facilitating the use of the fixed radio installation for backhaul communication in the environment, wherein the environment is a seaport environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing an IP-compatible plug connection to at least one wired infrastructure type in the environment, wherein the environment is a seaport environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing multiple fixed-network gateway interfaces connecting the mobile ad hoc network to a fixed network, wherein the method is directed at a seaport environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing an automated network design tool to facilitate low cost and fast network design engineering and deployment planning of the fixed infrastructure elements of the network, wherein the method is directed at a seaport environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and deploying a plurality of low cost mesh access points to provide network coverage in a geography, wherein the method is directed at a seaport environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing small form factor nodes that allow for low cost and fast capacity expansion and network upgrade, wherein the method is directed at a seaport environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and routing communications between a mobile device and a device on a remote network so as to substantially favor routes through the mobile, broadband, routable Internet that have fewer hops between the mobile device and a backhaul access point, wherein the method is directed at a seaport environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing a user deployable access point that connects to the network, wherein the method is directed at a seaport environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing at least one base station controller function in at least one subscriber device, the base station controller function including at least one of an air interface management function, a signaling function, a concentration logic function, and a signal propagation function, wherein the method is directed at a seaport environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing service provider tools to manage resource consumption of at least one device on the ad hoc network, wherein the tools are deployed on at least one of the plurality of mobile devices and use at least one management path for reporting usage of the at least one device, wherein the method is directed at a seaport environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing full radio resource management functions in at least one device, the radio resource management functions including at least one of radio management, handover, handoff, and foreign device cooperation functions, wherein the at least one device is a subscriber device, wherein the method is directed at a seaport environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing multi-session functions in at least one of the plurality of devices, wherein the at least one device is a subscriber device, wherein the method is directed at a seaport environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing cost-based routing functions in the network through dynamic forming and reforming of links and routes, wherein the cost-based routing functions are provided in a plurality of subscriber devices, wherein the method is directed at a seaport environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing IP router functions at individual mobile devices of the network, wherein the individual mobile devices are subscriber devices, wherein the method is directed at a seaport environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing, in at least one of the plurality of mobile devices, media access control layer capabilities including sub-network layer convergence functions selected from a list consisting of segmentation and reassembly, quality of service, throughput fairness, adaptive data rate control, and transmit power control, wherein the at least one mobile device is a subscriber device, wherein the method is directed at a seaport environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing route diversity within the network to facilitate assurance of packet communication, wherein route diversity is based at least on a number of network devices in a geographic area; wherein the method is directed at a seaport environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and allowing layer 2 forwarding among at least some of the plurality of mobile devices, wherein them method is directed at a seaport environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing the routable internet to a node in the network, wherein the node also communicates with a cellular network through at least one of the fixed infrastructure elements and the routable internet is provided outside the cellular network, wherein the method is directed at a seaport environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing IP application deployment to a device in the network, wherein the device also communicates with a cellular network through at least one of the fixed infrastructure elements and the IP application is deployed outside the cellular network, wherein the method is directed at a seaport environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and routing data packets through the mobile ad hoc network, wherein the method is directed at a seaport environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and routing data packets through the mobile ad hoc network absent communications with the fixed infrastructure elements, wherein the method is directed at a seaport environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements, communications to the nodes having a throughput of at least 768 kbit/sec during normal operation, wherein the method is directed at a seaport environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements, communications to the nodes having a throughput of at least 768 kbit/set when the nodes are in motion at vehicular speeds, wherein the method is directed at a seaport environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of mobile devices of fixed infrastructure elements, wherein the method is directed at a seaport environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and applying swarm intelligence to determine at least some parts of at least some routes through the mobile, broadband, routable internet, wherein the method is directed at a seaport environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as sending and receiving nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; determining a routing priority within the network, wherein the routing priority is provided by granting channel access to a node for which prioritized routing is identified and sending delay-sensitive data from the node before sending delay-tolerant data from the node; and wherein the routing priority facilitates managing routing of data within the mobile, broadband, routable internet of the environment, and wherein the environment is an exhibit hall environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing support for peer-to-peer traffic within the network; and utilizing the peer-to-peer traffic network support in the environment to provide fixed-network-independent capacity and service delivery, wherein the environment is an exhibit hall environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing peer to peer connectivity within the mobile broadband routable internet; and utilizing the peer to peer connectivity to facilitate mobile, fixed-infrastructure-independent, peer-to-peer application connection among at least a subset of the plurality of mobile devices in the environment, wherein the environment is an exhibit hall environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing file sharing over the mobile broadband routable internet; and facilitating the use of file sharing in the environment without degrading system performance, wherein the environment is an exhibit hall environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; deploying user-generated applications over the mobile broadband routable internet; and facilitating the use of the user-generated application in the environment without degrading system performance, wherein the environment is an exhibit hall environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing peer-to-peer applications over the mobile broadband routable internet; and facilitating the use of peer-to-peer applications in the environment without degrading performance of the mobile broadband routable internet, wherein the environment is an exhibit hall environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; facilitating direct-to-device application deployment over the mobile broadband routable internet; and providing a mobile application associated with the environment that is deployed directly to a device in the mobile broadband routable internet using direct-to-device application deployment, wherein the environment is an exhibit hall environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing a facility for distributing data among a plurality of mobile broadband routable internet devices in the environment; and facilitating use of the distributed data with a web application deployed in an environment, wherein the environment is an exhibit hall environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing multicast routing within the network by allowing a data object to be transmitted by a device to a plurality of destinations in the environment over a plurality of routes; and distributing application-related updates using multicast routing to a mobile device in the environment, wherein the environment is an exhibit hall environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing an adaptive transmit power control facility for a device within the network in the environment, the adaptive transmit power control facility adapted to adjust transmission power of the device based on at least one of the density of proximate devices in the network, the condition of a neighboring device on the network, a channel condition of the network, a service level condition, a network performance condition, an environmental condition of the device and an application requirement of the device; and using adaptive transmit power control to adapt the transmit power associated with a device in the environment based on at least a density of devices, wherein the environment is an exhibit hall environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing a facility for enabling adaptation of the data rate provided for links among devices within the network, the adaptation based on at least one of the density of devices in the network, the condition of neighboring devices in the network, a channel condition of the network, a service level condition, a network performance condition, an environmental condition and an application requirement; and wherein application related data transmission and receiving parameters are based on the adaptive link data rates for devices within the network in the environment, and wherein the environment is an exhibit hall environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing dynamic spectrum access capabilities within the network by determining communication spectrum quality and adjusting use of time frequency rectangles within the communication spectrum based on the determination; and enhancing use of spectral bandwidth in the environment by using the dynamic spectrum access capabilities, wherein the environment is an exhibit hall environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include enhancing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and communicating among the plurality of devices in an environment over a radio communication spectrum and reusing portions of the spectrum for communication based on availability of time frequency rectangles within portions of the spectrum, wherein the environment is an exhibit hall environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing geo-location coding of device nodes in the network, wherein geo-location is based at least in part on a network location of a device node relative to other devices in the network; and facilitating at least one location-based service by using geo-location of device nodes in the environment, wherein the environment is an exhibit hall environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in the environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing multimedia support within the network through a hybrid frame structure that includes variable slot duration and sub-channelization of bandwidth; and providing multimedia services in the environment using the multimedia support, wherein the environment is an exhibit hall environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in the environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing time synchronization among nodes of the network, wherein the time synchronization is provided by communicating a representation of network timing at all the nodes with sufficient accuracy to enable reliable communications; and delivering services to device nodes in the environment using network node time synchronization, wherein the environment is an exhibit hall environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing seamless outdoor and indoor operation over the network; and taking advantage of the seamless outdoor and indoor operation to deliver services over the network within the environment, wherein the an exhibit hall environment is environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing fixed radio installations that facilitate connection of the plurality of mobile devices, wherein the fixed radio installations are based at least in part on meeting a criteria associated with network radio propagation and performance; and facilitating the use of the fixed radio installation for backhaul communication in the environment, wherein the environment is an exhibit hall environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing an IP-compatible plug connection to at least one wired infrastructure type in the environment, wherein the environment is an exhibit hall environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing multiple fixed-network gateway interfaces connecting the mobile ad hoc network to a fixed network, wherein the method is directed at an exhibit hall environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing an automated network design tool to facilitate low cost and fast network design engineering and deployment planning of the fixed infrastructure elements of the network, wherein the method is directed at an exhibit hall environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and deploying a plurality of low cost mesh access points to provide network coverage in a geography, wherein the method is directed at an exhibit hall environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing small form factor nodes that allow for low cost and fast capacity expansion and network upgrade, wherein the method is directed at an exhibit hall environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and routing communications between a mobile device and a device on a remote network so as to substantially favor routes through the mobile, broadband, routable Internet that have fewer hops between the mobile device and a backhaul access point, wherein the method is directed at an exhibit hall environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing a user deployable access point that connects to the network, wherein the method is directed at an exhibit hall environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing at least one base station controller function in at least one subscriber device, the base station controller function including at least one of an air interface management function, a signaling function, a concentration logic function, and a signal propagation function, wherein the method is directed at an exhibit hall environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing service provider tools to manage resource consumption of at least one device on the ad hoc network, wherein the tools are deployed on at least one of the plurality of mobile devices and use at least one management path for reporting usage of the at least one device, wherein the method is directed at an exhibit hall environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing full radio resource management functions in at least one device, the radio resource management functions including at least one of radio management, handover, handoff, and foreign device cooperation functions, wherein the at least one device is a subscriber device, wherein the method is directed at an exhibit hall environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing multi-session functions in at least one of the plurality of devices, wherein the at least one device is a subscriber device, wherein the method is directed at an exhibit hall environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing cost-based routing functions in the network through dynamic forming and reforming of links and routes, wherein the cost-based routing functions are provided in a plurality of subscriber devices, wherein the method is directed at an exhibit hall environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing IP router functions at individual mobile devices of the network, wherein the individual mobile devices are subscriber devices, wherein the method is directed at an exhibit hall environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing, in at least one of the plurality of mobile devices, media access control layer capabilities including sub-network layer convergence functions selected from a list consisting of segmentation and reassembly, quality of service, throughput fairness, adaptive data rate control, and transmit power control, wherein the at least one mobile device is a subscriber device, wherein the method is directed at an exhibit hall environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing route diversity within the network to facilitate assurance of packet communication, wherein route diversity is based at least on a number of network devices in a geographic area; wherein the method is directed at an exhibit hall environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and allowing layer 2 forwarding among at least some of the plurality of mobile devices, wherein them method is directed at an exhibit hall environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing the routable internet to a node in the network, wherein the node also communicates with a cellular network through at least one of the fixed infrastructure elements and the routable internet is provided outside the cellular network, wherein the method is directed at an exhibit hall environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing IP application deployment to a device in the network, wherein the device also communicates with a cellular network through at least one of the fixed infrastructure elements and the IP application is deployed outside the cellular network, wherein the method is directed at an exhibit hall environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and routing data packets through the mobile ad hoc network, wherein the method is directed at an exhibit hall environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and routing data packets through the mobile ad hoc network absent communications with the fixed infrastructure elements, wherein the method is directed at an exhibit hall environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements, communications to the nodes having a throughput of at least 768 kbit/sec during normal operation, wherein the method is directed at an exhibit hall environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements, communications to the nodes having a throughput of at least 768 kbit/set when the nodes are in motion at vehicular speeds, wherein the method is directed at an exhibit hall environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of mobile devices of fixed infrastructure elements, wherein the method is directed at an exhibit hall environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and applying swarm intelligence to determine at least some parts of at least some routes through the mobile, broadband, routable internet, wherein the method is directed at an exhibit hall environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as sending and receiving nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; determining a routing priority within the network, wherein the routing priority is provided by granting channel access to a node for which prioritized routing is identified and sending delay-sensitive data from the node before sending delay-tolerant data from the node; and wherein the routing priority facilitates managing routing of data within the mobile, broadband, routable internet of the environment, and wherein the environment is a theme park environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing support for peer-to-peer traffic within the network; and utilizing the peer-to-peer traffic network support in the environment to provide fixed-network-independent capacity and service delivery, wherein the environment is a theme park environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing peer to peer connectivity within the mobile broadband routable internet; and utilizing the peer to peer connectivity to facilitate mobile, fixed-infrastructure-independent, peer-to-peer application connection among at least a subset of the plurality of mobile devices in the environment, wherein the environment is a theme park environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing file sharing over the mobile broadband routable internet; and facilitating the use of file sharing in the environment without degrading system performance, wherein the environment is a theme park environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; deploying user-generated applications over the mobile broadband routable internet; and facilitating the use of the user-generated application in the environment without degrading system performance, wherein the environment is a theme park environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing peer-to-peer applications over the mobile broadband routable internet; and facilitating the use of peer-to-peer applications in the environment without degrading performance of the mobile broadband routable internet, wherein the environment is a theme park environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; facilitating direct-to-device application deployment over the mobile broadband routable internet; and providing a mobile application associated with the environment that is deployed directly to a device in the mobile broadband routable internet using direct-to-device application deployment, wherein the environment is a theme park environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing a facility for distributing data among a plurality of mobile broadband routable internet devices in the environment; and facilitating use of the distributed data with a web application deployed in an environment, wherein the environment is a theme park environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing multicast routing within the network by allowing a data object to be transmitted by a device to a plurality of destinations in the environment over a plurality of routes; and distributing application-related updates using multicast routing to a mobile device in the environment, wherein the environment is a theme park environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing an adaptive transmit power control facility for a device within the network in the environment, the adaptive transmit power control facility adapted to adjust transmission power of the device based on at least one of the density of proximate devices in the network, the condition of a neighboring device on the network, a channel condition of the network, a service level condition, a network performance condition, an environmental condition of the device and an application requirement of the device; and using adaptive transmit power control to adapt the transmit power associated with a device in the environment based on at least a density of devices, wherein the environment is a theme park environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing a facility for enabling adaptation of the data rate provided for links among devices within the network, the adaptation based on at least one of the density of devices in the network, the condition of neighboring devices in the network, a channel condition of the network, a service level condition, a network performance condition, an environmental condition and an application requirement; and wherein application related data transmission and receiving parameters are based on the adaptive link data rates for devices within the network in the environment, and wherein the environment is a theme park environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing dynamic spectrum access capabilities within the network by determining communication spectrum quality and adjusting use of time frequency rectangles within the communication spectrum based on the determination; and enhancing use of spectral bandwidth in the environment by using the dynamic spectrum access capabilities, wherein the environment is a theme park environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include enhancing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and communicating among the plurality of devices in an environment over a radio communication spectrum and reusing portions of the spectrum for communication based on availability of time frequency rectangles within portions of the spectrum, wherein the environment is a theme park environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing geo-location coding of device nodes in the network, wherein geo-location is based at least in part on a network location of a device node relative to other devices in the network; and facilitating at least one location-based service by using geo-location of device nodes in the environment, wherein the environment is a theme park environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in the environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing multimedia support within the network through a hybrid frame structure that includes variable slot duration and sub-channelization of bandwidth; and providing multimedia services in the environment using the multimedia support, wherein the environment is a theme park environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in the environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing time synchronization among nodes of the network, wherein the time synchronization is provided by communicating a representation of network timing at all the nodes with sufficient accuracy to enable reliable communications; and delivering services to device nodes in the environment using network node time synchronization, wherein the environment is a theme park environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing seamless outdoor and indoor operation over the network; and taking advantage of the seamless outdoor and indoor operation to deliver services over the network within the environment, wherein the a theme park environment is environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing fixed radio installations that facilitate connection of the plurality of mobile devices, wherein the fixed radio installations are based at least in part on meeting a criteria associated with network radio propagation and performance; and facilitating the use of the fixed radio installation for backhaul communication in the environment, wherein the environment is a theme park environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing an IP-compatible plug connection to at least one wired infrastructure type in the environment, wherein the environment is a theme park environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing multiple fixed-network gateway interfaces connecting the mobile ad hoc network to a fixed network, wherein the method is directed at a theme park environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing an automated network design tool to facilitate low cost and fast network design engineering and deployment planning of the fixed infrastructure elements of the network, wherein the method is directed at a theme park environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and deploying a plurality of low cost mesh access points to provide network coverage in a geography, wherein the method is directed at a theme park environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing small form factor nodes that allow for low cost and fast capacity expansion and network upgrade, wherein the method is directed at a theme park environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and routing communications between a mobile device and a device on a remote network so as to substantially favor routes through the mobile, broadband, routable Internet that have fewer hops between the mobile device and a backhaul access point, wherein the method is directed at a theme park environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing a user deployable access point that connects to the network, wherein the method is directed at a theme park environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing at least one base station controller function in at least one subscriber device, the base station controller function including at least one of an air interface management function, a signaling function, a concentration logic function, and a signal propagation function, wherein the method is directed at a theme park environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing service provider tools to manage resource consumption of at least one device on the ad hoc network, wherein the tools are deployed on at least one of the plurality of mobile devices and use at least one management path for reporting usage of the at least one device, wherein the method is directed at a theme park environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing full radio resource management functions in at least one device, the radio resource management functions including at least one of radio management, handover, handoff, and foreign device cooperation functions, wherein the at least one device is a subscriber device, wherein the method is directed at a theme park environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing multi-session functions in at least one of the plurality of devices, wherein the at least one device is a subscriber device, wherein the method is directed at a theme park environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing cost-based routing functions in the network through dynamic forming and reforming of links and routes, wherein the cost-based routing functions are provided in a plurality of subscriber devices, wherein the method is directed at a theme park environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing IP router functions at individual mobile devices of the network, wherein the individual mobile devices are subscriber devices, wherein the method is directed at a theme park environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing, in at least one of the plurality of mobile devices, media access control layer capabilities including sub-network layer convergence functions selected from a list consisting of segmentation and reassembly, quality of service, throughput fairness, adaptive data rate control, and transmit power control, wherein the at least one mobile device is a subscriber device, wherein the method is directed at a theme park environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing route diversity within the network to facilitate assurance of packet communication, wherein route diversity is based at least on a number of network devices in a geographic area; wherein the method is directed at a theme park environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and allowing layer 2 forwarding among at least some of the plurality of mobile devices, wherein them method is directed at a theme park environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing the routable internet to a node in the network, wherein the node also communicates with a cellular network through at least one of the fixed infrastructure elements and the routable internet is provided outside the cellular network, wherein the method is directed at a theme park environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing IP application deployment to a device in the network, wherein the device also communicates with a cellular network through at least one of the fixed infrastructure elements and the IP application is deployed outside the cellular network, wherein the method is directed at a theme park environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and routing data packets through the mobile ad hoc network, wherein the method is directed at a theme park environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and routing data packets through the mobile ad hoc network absent communications with the fixed infrastructure elements, wherein the method is directed at a theme park environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements, communications to the nodes having a throughput of at least 768 kbit/sec during normal operation, wherein the method is directed at a theme park environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements, communications to the nodes having a throughput of at least 768 kbit/set when the nodes are in motion at vehicular speeds, wherein the method is directed at a theme park environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of mobile devices of fixed infrastructure elements, wherein the method is directed at a theme park environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and applying swarm intelligence to determine at least some parts of at least some routes through the mobile, broadband, routable internet, wherein the method is directed at a theme park environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as sending and receiving nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; determining a routing priority within the network, wherein the routing priority is provided by granting channel access to a node for which prioritized routing is identified and sending delay-sensitive data from the node before sending delay-tolerant data from the node; and wherein the routing priority facilitates managing routing of data within the mobile, broadband, routable internet of the environment, and wherein the environment is a medical environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing support for peer-to-peer traffic within the network; and utilizing the peer-to-peer traffic network support in the environment to provide fixed-network-independent capacity and service delivery, wherein the environment is a medical environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing peer to peer connectivity within the mobile broadband routable internet; and utilizing the peer to peer connectivity to facilitate mobile, fixed-infrastructure-independent, peer-to-peer application connection among at least a subset of the plurality of mobile devices in the environment, wherein the environment is a medical environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing file sharing over the mobile broadband routable internet; and facilitating the use of file sharing in the environment without degrading system performance, wherein the environment is a medical environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; deploying user-generated applications over the mobile broadband routable internet; and facilitating the use of the user-generated application in the environment without degrading system performance, wherein the environment is a medical environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing peer-to-peer applications over the mobile broadband routable internet; and facilitating the use of peer-to-peer applications in the environment without degrading performance of the mobile broadband routable internet, wherein the environment is a medical environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; facilitating direct-to-device application deployment over the mobile broadband routable internet; and providing a mobile application associated with the environment that is deployed directly to a device in the mobile broadband routable internet using direct-to-device application deployment, wherein the environment is a medical environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing a facility for distributing data among a plurality of mobile broadband routable internet devices in the environment; and facilitating use of the distributed data with a web application deployed in an environment, wherein the environment is a medical environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing multicast routing within the network by allowing a data object to be transmitted by a device to a plurality of destinations in the environment over a plurality of routes; and distributing application-related updates using multicast routing to a mobile device in the environment, wherein the environment is a medical environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing an adaptive transmit power control facility for a device within the network in the environment, the adaptive transmit power control facility adapted to adjust transmission power of the device based on at least one of the density of proximate devices in the network, the condition of a neighboring device on the network, a channel condition of the network, a service level condition, a network performance condition, an environmental condition of the device and an application requirement of the device; and using adaptive transmit power control to adapt the transmit power associated with a device in the environment based on at least a density of devices, wherein the environment is a medical environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing a facility for enabling adaptation of the data rate provided for links among devices within the network, the adaptation based on at least one of the density of devices in the network, the condition of neighboring devices in the network, a channel condition of the network, a service level condition, a network performance condition, an environmental condition and an application requirement; and wherein application related data transmission and receiving parameters are based on the adaptive link data rates for devices within the network in the environment, and wherein the environment is a medical environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing dynamic spectrum access capabilities within the network by determining communication spectrum quality and adjusting use of time frequency rectangles within the communication spectrum based on the determination; and enhancing use of spectral bandwidth in the environment by using the dynamic spectrum access capabilities, wherein the environment is a medical environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include enhancing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and communicating among the plurality of devices in an environment over a radio communication spectrum and reusing portions of the spectrum for communication based on availability of time frequency rectangles within portions of the spectrum, wherein the environment is a medical environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing geo-location coding of device nodes in the network, wherein geo-location is based at least in part on a network location of a device node relative to other devices in the network; and facilitating at least one location-based service by using geo-location of device nodes in the environment, wherein the environment is a medical environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in the environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing multimedia support within the network through a hybrid frame structure that includes variable slot duration and sub-channelization of bandwidth; and providing multimedia services in the environment using the multimedia support, wherein the environment is a medical environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in the environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing time synchronization among nodes of the network, wherein the time synchronization is provided by communicating a representation of network timing at all the nodes with sufficient accuracy to enable reliable communications; and delivering services to device nodes in the environment using network node time synchronization, wherein the environment is a medical environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing seamless outdoor and indoor operation over the network; and taking advantage of the seamless outdoor and indoor operation to deliver services over the network within the environment, wherein the a medical environment is environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing fixed radio installations that facilitate connection of the plurality of mobile devices, wherein the fixed radio installations are based at least in part on meeting a criteria associated with network radio propagation and performance; and facilitating the use of the fixed radio installation for backhaul communication in the environment, wherein the environment is a medical environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing an IP-compatible plug connection to at least one wired infrastructure type in the environment, wherein the environment is a medical environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing multiple fixed-network gateway interfaces connecting the mobile ad hoc network to a fixed network, wherein the method is directed at a medical environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing an automated network design tool to facilitate low cost and fast network design engineering and deployment planning of the fixed infrastructure elements of the network, wherein the method is directed at a medical environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and deploying a plurality of low cost mesh access points to provide network coverage in a geography, wherein the method is directed at a medical environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing small form factor nodes that allow for low cost and fast capacity expansion and network upgrade, wherein the method is directed at a medical environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and routing communications between a mobile device and a device on a remote network so as to substantially favor routes through the mobile, broadband, routable Internet that have fewer hops between the mobile device and a backhaul access point, wherein the method is directed at a medical environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing a user deployable access point that connects to the network, wherein the method is directed at a medical environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing at least one base station controller function in at least one subscriber device, the base station controller function including at least one of an air interface management function, a signaling function, a concentration logic function, and a signal propagation function, wherein the method is directed at a medical environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing service provider tools to manage resource consumption of at least one device on the ad hoc network, wherein the tools are deployed on at least one of the plurality of mobile devices and use at least one management path for reporting usage of the at least one device, wherein the method is directed at a medical environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing full radio resource management functions in at least one device, the radio resource management functions including at least one of radio management, handover, handoff, and foreign device cooperation functions, wherein the at least one device is a subscriber device, wherein the method is directed at a medical environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing multi-session functions in at least one of the plurality of devices, wherein the at least one device is a subscriber device, wherein the method is directed at a medical environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing cost-based routing functions in the network through dynamic forming and reforming of links and routes, wherein the cost-based routing functions are provided in a plurality of subscriber devices, wherein the method is directed at a medical environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing IP router functions at individual mobile devices of the network, wherein the individual mobile devices are subscriber devices, wherein the method is directed at a medical environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing, in at least one of the plurality of mobile devices, media access control layer capabilities including sub-network layer convergence functions selected from a list consisting of segmentation and reassembly, quality of service, throughput fairness, adaptive data rate control, and transmit power control, wherein the at least one mobile device is a subscriber device, wherein the method is directed at a medical environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing route diversity within the network to facilitate assurance of packet communication, wherein route diversity is based at least on a number of network devices in a geographic area; wherein the method is directed at a medical environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and allowing layer 2 forwarding among at least some of the plurality of mobile devices, wherein them method is directed at a medical environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing the routable internet to a node in the network, wherein the node also communicates with a cellular network through at least one of the fixed infrastructure elements and the routable internet is provided outside the cellular network, wherein the method is directed at a medical environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing IP application deployment to a device in the network, wherein the device also communicates with a cellular network through at least one of the fixed infrastructure elements and the IP application is deployed outside the cellular network, wherein the method is directed at a medical environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and routing data packets through the mobile ad hoc network, wherein the method is directed at a medical environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and routing data packets through the mobile ad hoc network absent communications with the fixed infrastructure elements, wherein the method is directed at a medical environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements, communications to the nodes having a throughput of at least 768 kbit/sec during normal operation, wherein the method is directed at a medical environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements, communications to the nodes having a throughput of at least 768 kbit/set when the nodes are in motion at vehicular speeds, wherein the method is directed at a medical environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of mobile devices of fixed infrastructure elements, wherein the method is directed at a medical environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and applying swarm intelligence to determine at least some parts of at least some routes through the mobile, broadband, routable internet, wherein the method is directed at a medical environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as sending and receiving nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; determining a routing priority within the network, wherein the routing priority is provided by granting channel access to a node for which prioritized routing is identified and sending delay-sensitive data from the node before sending delay-tolerant data from the node; and wherein the routing priority facilitates managing routing of data within the mobile, broadband, routable internet of the environment, and wherein the environment is a hospital environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing support for peer-to-peer traffic within the network; and utilizing the peer-to-peer traffic network support in the environment to provide fixed-network-independent capacity and service delivery, wherein the environment is a hospital environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing peer to peer connectivity within the mobile broadband routable internet; and utilizing the peer to peer connectivity to facilitate mobile, fixed-infrastructure-independent, peer-to-peer application connection among at least a subset of the plurality of mobile devices in the environment, wherein the environment is a hospital environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing file sharing over the mobile broadband routable internet; and facilitating the use of file sharing in the environment without degrading system performance, wherein the environment is a hospital environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; deploying user-generated applications over the mobile broadband routable internet; and facilitating the use of the user-generated application in the environment without degrading system performance, wherein the environment is a hospital environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing peer-to-peer applications over the mobile broadband routable internet; and facilitating the use of peer-to-peer applications in the environment without degrading performance of the mobile broadband routable internet, wherein the environment is a hospital environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; facilitating direct-to-device application deployment over the mobile broadband routable internet; and providing a mobile application associated with the environment that is deployed directly to a device in the mobile broadband routable internet using direct-to-device application deployment, wherein the environment is a hospital environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing a facility for distributing data among a plurality of mobile broadband routable internet devices in the environment; and facilitating use of the distributed data with a web application deployed in an environment, wherein the environment is a hospital environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing multicast routing within the network by allowing a data object to be transmitted by a device to a plurality of destinations in the environment over a plurality of routes; and distributing application-related updates using multicast routing to a mobile device in the environment, wherein the environment is a hospital environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing an adaptive transmit power control facility for a device within the network in the environment, the adaptive transmit power control facility adapted to adjust transmission power of the device based on at least one of the density of proximate devices in the network, the condition of a neighboring device on the network, a channel condition of the network, a service level condition, a network performance condition, an environmental condition of the device and an application requirement of the device; and using adaptive transmit power control to adapt the transmit power associated with a device in the environment based on at least a density of devices, wherein the environment is a hospital environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing a facility for enabling adaptation of the data rate provided for links among devices within the network, the adaptation based on at least one of the density of devices in the network, the condition of neighboring devices in the network, a channel condition of the network, a service level condition, a network performance condition, an environmental condition and an application requirement; and wherein application related data transmission and receiving parameters are based on the adaptive link data rates for devices within the network in the environment, and wherein the environment is a hospital environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing dynamic spectrum access capabilities within the network by determining communication spectrum quality and adjusting use of time frequency rectangles within the communication spectrum based on the determination; and enhancing use of spectral bandwidth in the environment by using the dynamic spectrum access capabilities, wherein the environment is a hospital environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include enhancing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and communicating among the plurality of devices in an environment over a radio communication spectrum and reusing portions of the spectrum for communication based on availability of time frequency rectangles within portions of the spectrum, wherein the environment is a hospital environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing geo-location coding of device nodes in the network, wherein geo-location is based at least in part on a network location of a device node relative to other devices in the network; and facilitating at least one location-based service by using geo-location of device nodes in the environment, wherein the environment is a hospital environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in the environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing multimedia support within the network through a hybrid frame structure that includes variable slot duration and sub-channelization of bandwidth; and providing multimedia services in the environment using the multimedia support, wherein the environment is a hospital environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in the environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing time synchronization among nodes of the network, wherein the time synchronization is provided by communicating a representation of network timing at all the nodes with sufficient accuracy to enable reliable communications; and delivering services to device nodes in the environment using network node time synchronization, wherein the environment is a hospital environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing seamless outdoor and indoor operation over the network; and taking advantage of the seamless outdoor and indoor operation to deliver services over the network within the environment, wherein the a hospital environment is environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing fixed radio installations that facilitate connection of the plurality of mobile devices, wherein the fixed radio installations are based at least in part on meeting a criteria associated with network radio propagation and performance; and facilitating the use of the fixed radio installation for backhaul communication in the environment, wherein the environment is a hospital environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing an IP-compatible plug connection to at least one wired infrastructure type in the environment, wherein the environment is a hospital environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing multiple fixed-network gateway interfaces connecting the mobile ad hoc network to a fixed network, wherein the method is directed at a hospital environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing an automated network design tool to facilitate low cost and fast network design engineering and deployment planning of the fixed infrastructure elements of the network, wherein the method is directed at a hospital environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and deploying a plurality of low cost mesh access points to provide network coverage in a geography, wherein the method is directed at a hospital environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing small form factor nodes that allow for low cost and fast capacity expansion and network upgrade, wherein the method is directed at a hospital environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and routing communications between a mobile device and a device on a remote network so as to substantially favor routes through the mobile, broadband, routable Internet that have fewer hops between the mobile device and a backhaul access point, wherein the method is directed at a hospital environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing a user deployable access point that connects to the network, wherein the method is directed at a hospital environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing at least one base station controller function in at least one subscriber device, the base station controller function including at least one of an air interface management function, a signaling function, a concentration logic function, and a signal propagation function, wherein the method is directed at a hospital environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing service provider tools to manage resource consumption of at least one device on the ad hoc network, wherein the tools are deployed on at least one of the plurality of mobile devices and use at least one management path for reporting usage of the at least one device, wherein the method is directed at a hospital environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing full radio resource management functions in at least one device, the radio resource management functions including at least one of radio management, handover, handoff, and foreign device cooperation functions, wherein the at least one device is a subscriber device, wherein the method is directed at a hospital environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing multi-session functions in at least one of the plurality of devices, wherein the at least one device is a subscriber device, wherein the method is directed at a hospital environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing cost-based routing functions in the network through dynamic forming and reforming of links and routes, wherein the cost-based routing functions are provided in a plurality of subscriber devices, wherein the method is directed at a hospital environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing IP router functions at individual mobile devices of the network, wherein the individual mobile devices are subscriber devices, wherein the method is directed at a hospital environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing, in at least one of the plurality of mobile devices, media access control layer capabilities including sub-network layer convergence functions selected from a list consisting of segmentation and reassembly, quality of service, throughput fairness, adaptive data rate control, and transmit power control, wherein the at least one mobile device is a subscriber device, wherein the method is directed at a hospital environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing route diversity within the network to facilitate assurance of packet communication, wherein route diversity is based at least on a number of network devices in a geographic area; wherein the method is directed at a hospital environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and allowing layer 2 forwarding among at least some of the plurality of mobile devices, wherein them method is directed at a hospital environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing the routable internet to a node in the network, wherein the node also communicates with a cellular network through at least one of the fixed infrastructure elements and the routable internet is provided outside the cellular network, wherein the method is directed at a hospital environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing IP application deployment to a device in the network, wherein the device also communicates with a cellular network through at least one of the fixed infrastructure elements and the IP application is deployed outside the cellular network, wherein the method is directed at a hospital environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and routing data packets through the mobile ad hoc network, wherein the method is directed at a hospital environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and routing data packets through the mobile ad hoc network absent communications with the fixed infrastructure elements, wherein the method is directed at a hospital environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements, communications to the nodes having a throughput of at least 768 kbit/sec during normal operation, wherein the method is directed at a hospital environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements, communications to the nodes having a throughput of at least 768 kbit/set when the nodes are in motion at vehicular speeds, wherein the method is directed at a hospital environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of mobile devices of fixed infrastructure elements, wherein the method is directed at a hospital environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and applying swarm intelligence to determine at least some parts of at least some routes through the mobile, broadband, routable internet, wherein the method is directed at a hospital environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as sending and receiving nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; determining a routing priority within the network, wherein the routing priority is provided by granting channel access to a node for which prioritized routing is identified and sending delay-sensitive data from the node before sending delay-tolerant data from the node; and wherein the routing priority facilitates managing routing of data within the mobile, broadband, routable internet of the environment, and wherein the environment is a doctor office environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing support for peer-to-peer traffic within the network; and utilizing the peer-to-peer traffic network support in the environment to provide fixed-network-independent capacity and service delivery, wherein the environment is a doctor office environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing peer to peer connectivity within the mobile broadband routable internet; and utilizing the peer to peer connectivity to facilitate mobile, fixed-infrastructure-independent, peer-to-peer application connection among at least a subset of the plurality of mobile devices in the environment, wherein the environment is a doctor office environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing file sharing over the mobile broadband routable internet; and facilitating the use of file sharing in the environment without degrading system performance, wherein the environment is a doctor office environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; deploying user-generated applications over the mobile broadband routable internet; and facilitating the use of the user-generated application in the environment without degrading system performance, wherein the environment is a doctor office environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing peer-to-peer applications over the mobile broadband routable internet; and facilitating the use of peer-to-peer applications in the environment without degrading performance of the mobile broadband routable internet, wherein the environment is a doctor office environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; facilitating direct-to-device application deployment over the mobile broadband routable internet; and providing a mobile application associated with the environment that is deployed directly to a device in the mobile broadband routable internet using direct-to-device application deployment, wherein the environment is a doctor office environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing a facility for distributing data among a plurality of mobile broadband routable internet devices in the environment; and facilitating use of the distributed data with a web application deployed in an environment, wherein the environment is a doctor office environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing multicast routing within the network by allowing a data object to be transmitted by a device to a plurality of destinations in the environment over a plurality of routes; and distributing application-related updates using multicast routing to a mobile device in the environment, wherein the environment is a doctor office environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing an adaptive transmit power control facility for a device within the network in the environment, the adaptive transmit power control facility adapted to adjust transmission power of the device based on at least one of the density of proximate devices in the network, the condition of a neighboring device on the network, a channel condition of the network, a service level condition, a network performance condition, an environmental condition of the device and an application requirement of the device; and using adaptive transmit power control to adapt the transmit power associated with a device in the environment based on at least a density of devices, wherein the environment is a doctor office environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing a facility for enabling adaptation of the data rate provided for links among devices within the network, the adaptation based on at least one of the density of devices in the network, the condition of neighboring devices in the network, a channel condition of the network, a service level condition, a network performance condition, an environmental condition and an application requirement; and wherein application related data transmission and receiving parameters are based on the adaptive link data rates for devices within the network in the environment, and wherein the environment is a doctor office environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing dynamic spectrum access capabilities within the network by determining communication spectrum quality and adjusting use of time frequency rectangles within the communication spectrum based on the determination; and enhancing use of spectral bandwidth in the environment by using the dynamic spectrum access capabilities, wherein the environment is a doctor office environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include enhancing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and communicating among the plurality of devices in an environment over a radio communication spectrum and reusing portions of the spectrum for communication based on availability of time frequency rectangles within portions of the spectrum, wherein the environment is a doctor office environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing geo-location coding of device nodes in the network, wherein geo-location is based at least in part on a network location of a device node relative to other devices in the network; and facilitating at least one location-based service by using geo-location of device nodes in the environment, wherein the environment is a doctor office environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in the environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing multimedia support within the network through a hybrid frame structure that includes variable slot duration and sub-channelization of bandwidth; and providing multimedia services in the environment using the multimedia support, wherein the environment is a doctor office environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in the environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing time synchronization among nodes of the network, wherein the time synchronization is provided by communicating a representation of network timing at all the nodes with sufficient accuracy to enable reliable communications; and delivering services to device nodes in the environment using network node time synchronization, wherein the environment is a doctor office environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing seamless outdoor and indoor operation over the network; and taking advantage of the seamless outdoor and indoor operation to deliver services over the network within the environment, wherein the a doctor office environment is environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing fixed radio installations that facilitate connection of the plurality of mobile devices, wherein the fixed radio installations are based at least in part on meeting a criteria associated with network radio propagation and performance; and facilitating the use of the fixed radio installation for backhaul communication in the environment, wherein the environment is a doctor office environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing an IP-compatible plug connection to at least one wired infrastructure type in the environment, wherein the environment is a doctor office environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing multiple fixed-network gateway interfaces connecting the mobile ad hoc network to a fixed network, wherein the method is directed at a doctor office environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing an automated network design tool to facilitate low cost and fast network design engineering and deployment planning of the fixed infrastructure elements of the network, wherein the method is directed at a doctor office environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and deploying a plurality of low cost mesh access points to provide network coverage in a geography, wherein the method is directed at a doctor office environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing small form factor nodes that allow for low cost and fast capacity expansion and network upgrade, wherein the method is directed at a doctor office environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and routing communications between a mobile device and a device on a remote network so as to substantially favor routes through the mobile, broadband, routable Internet that have fewer hops between the mobile device and a backhaul access point, wherein the method is directed at a doctor office environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing a user deployable access point that connects to the network, wherein the method is directed at a doctor office environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing at least one base station controller function in at least one subscriber device, the base station controller function including at least one of an air interface management function, a signaling function, a concentration logic function, and a signal propagation function, wherein the method is directed at a doctor office environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing service provider tools to manage resource consumption of at least one device on the ad hoc network, wherein the tools are deployed on at least one of the plurality of mobile devices and use at least one management path for reporting usage of the at least one device, wherein the method is directed at a doctor office environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing full radio resource management functions in at least one device, the radio resource management functions including at least one of radio management, handover, handoff, and foreign device cooperation functions, wherein the at least one device is a subscriber device, wherein the method is directed at a doctor office environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing multi-session functions in at least one of the plurality of devices, wherein the at least one device is a subscriber device, wherein the method is directed at a doctor office environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing cost-based routing functions in the network through dynamic forming and reforming of links and routes, wherein the cost-based routing functions are provided in a plurality of subscriber devices, wherein the method is directed at a doctor office environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing IP router functions at individual mobile devices of the network, wherein the individual mobile devices are subscriber devices, wherein the method is directed at a doctor office environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing, in at least one of the plurality of mobile devices, media access control layer capabilities including sub-network layer convergence functions selected from a list consisting of segmentation and reassembly, quality of service, throughput fairness, adaptive data rate control, and transmit power control, wherein the at least one mobile device is a subscriber device, wherein the method is directed at a doctor office environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing route diversity within the network to facilitate assurance of packet communication, wherein route diversity is based at least on a number of network devices in a geographic area; wherein the method is directed at a doctor office environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and allowing layer 2 forwarding among at least some of the plurality of mobile devices, wherein them method is directed at a doctor office environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing the routable internet to a node in the network, wherein the node also communicates with a cellular network through at least one of the fixed infrastructure elements and the routable internet is provided outside the cellular network, wherein the method is directed at a doctor office environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing IP application deployment to a device in the network, wherein the device also communicates with a cellular network through at least one of the fixed infrastructure elements and the IP application is deployed outside the cellular network, wherein the method is directed at a doctor office environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and routing data packets through the mobile ad hoc network, wherein the method is directed at a doctor office environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and routing data packets through the mobile ad hoc network absent communications with the fixed infrastructure elements, wherein the method is directed at a doctor office environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements, communications to the nodes having a throughput of at least 768 kbit/sec during normal operation, wherein the method is directed at a doctor office environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements, communications to the nodes having a throughput of at least 768 kbit/set when the nodes are in motion at vehicular speeds, wherein the method is directed at a doctor office environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of mobile devices of fixed infrastructure elements, wherein the method is directed at a doctor office environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and applying swarm intelligence to determine at least some parts of at least some routes through the mobile, broadband, routable internet, wherein the method is directed at a doctor office environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as sending and receiving nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; determining a routing priority within the network, wherein the routing priority is provided by granting channel access to a node for which prioritized routing is identified and sending delay-sensitive data from the node before sending delay-tolerant data from the node; and wherein the routing priority facilitates managing routing of data within the mobile, broadband, routable internet of the environment, and wherein the environment is a subway environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing support for peer-to-peer traffic within the network; and utilizing the peer-to-peer traffic network support in the environment to provide fixed-network-independent capacity and service delivery, wherein the environment is a subway environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing peer to peer connectivity within the mobile broadband routable internet; and utilizing the peer to peer connectivity to facilitate mobile, fixed-infrastructure-independent, peer-to-peer application connection among at least a subset of the plurality of mobile devices in the environment, wherein the environment is a subway environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing file sharing over the mobile broadband routable internet; and facilitating the use of file sharing in the environment without degrading system performance, wherein the environment is a subway environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; deploying user-generated applications over the mobile broadband routable internet; and facilitating the use of the user-generated application in the environment without degrading system performance, wherein the environment is a subway environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing peer-to-peer applications over the mobile broadband routable internet; and facilitating the use of peer-to-peer applications in the environment without degrading performance of the mobile broadband routable internet, wherein the environment is a subway environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; facilitating direct-to-device application deployment over the mobile broadband routable internet; and providing a mobile application associated with the environment that is deployed directly to a device in the mobile broadband routable internet using direct-to-device application deployment, wherein the environment is a subway environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing a facility for distributing data among a plurality of mobile broadband routable internet devices in the environment; and facilitating use of the distributed data with a web application deployed in an environment, wherein the environment is a subway environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing multicast routing within the network by allowing a data object to be transmitted by a device to a plurality of destinations in the environment over a plurality of routes; and distributing application-related updates using multicast routing to a mobile device in the environment, wherein the environment is a subway environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing an adaptive transmit power control facility for a device within the network in the environment, the adaptive transmit power control facility adapted to adjust transmission power of the device based on at least one of the density of proximate devices in the network, the condition of a neighboring device on the network, a channel condition of the network, a service level condition, a network performance condition, an environmental condition of the device and an application requirement of the device; and using adaptive transmit power control to adapt the transmit power associated with a device in the environment based on at least a density of devices, wherein the environment is a subway environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing a facility for enabling adaptation of the data rate provided for links among devices within the network, the adaptation based on at least one of the density of devices in the network, the condition of neighboring devices in the network, a channel condition of the network, a service level condition, a network performance condition, an environmental condition and an application requirement; and wherein application related data transmission and receiving parameters are based on the adaptive link data rates for devices within the network in the environment, and wherein the environment is a subway environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing dynamic spectrum access capabilities within the network by determining communication spectrum quality and adjusting use of time frequency rectangles within the communication spectrum based on the determination; and enhancing use of spectral bandwidth in the environment by using the dynamic spectrum access capabilities, wherein the environment is a subway environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include enhancing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and communicating among the plurality of devices in an environment over a radio communication spectrum and reusing portions of the spectrum for communication based on availability of time frequency rectangles within portions of the spectrum, wherein the environment is a subway environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing geo-location coding of device nodes in the network, wherein geo-location is based at least in part on a network location of a device node relative to other devices in the network; and facilitating at least one location-based service by using geo-location of device nodes in the environment, wherein the environment is a subway environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in the environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing multimedia support within the network through a hybrid frame structure that includes variable slot duration and sub-channelization of bandwidth; and providing multimedia services in the environment using the multimedia support, wherein the environment is a subway environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in the environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing time synchronization among nodes of the network, wherein the time synchronization is provided by communicating a representation of network timing at all the nodes with sufficient accuracy to enable reliable communications; and delivering services to device nodes in the environment using network node time synchronization, wherein the environment is a subway environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing seamless outdoor and indoor operation over the network; and taking advantage of the seamless outdoor and indoor operation to deliver services over the network within the environment, wherein the a subway environment is environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing fixed radio installations that facilitate connection of the plurality of mobile devices, wherein the fixed radio installations are based at least in part on meeting a criteria associated with network radio propagation and performance; and facilitating the use of the fixed radio installation for backhaul communication in the environment, wherein the environment is a subway environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing an IP-compatible plug connection to at least one wired infrastructure type in the environment, wherein the environment is a subway environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing multiple fixed-network gateway interfaces connecting the mobile ad hoc network to a fixed network, wherein the method is directed at a subway environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing an automated network design tool to facilitate low cost and fast network design engineering and deployment planning of the fixed infrastructure elements of the network, wherein the method is directed at a subway environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and deploying a plurality of low cost mesh access points to provide network coverage in a geography, wherein the method is directed at a subway environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing small form factor nodes that allow for low cost and fast capacity expansion and network upgrade, wherein the method is directed at a subway environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and routing communications between a mobile device and a device on a remote network so as to substantially favor routes through the mobile, broadband, routable Internet that have fewer hops between the mobile device and a backhaul access point, wherein the method is directed at a subway environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing a user deployable access point that connects to the network, wherein the method is directed at a subway environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing at least one base station controller function in at least one subscriber device, the base station controller function including at least one of an air interface management function, a signaling function, a concentration logic function, and a signal propagation function, wherein the method is directed at a subway environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing service provider tools to manage resource consumption of at least one device on the ad hoc network, wherein the tools are deployed on at least one of the plurality of mobile devices and use at least one management path for reporting usage of the at least one device, wherein the method is directed at a subway environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing full radio resource management functions in at least one device, the radio resource management functions including at least one of radio management, handover, handoff, and foreign device cooperation functions, wherein the at least one device is a subscriber device, wherein the method is directed at a subway environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing multi-session functions in at least one of the plurality of devices, wherein the at least one device is a subscriber device, wherein the method is directed at a subway environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing cost-based routing functions in the network through dynamic forming and reforming of links and routes, wherein the cost-based routing functions are provided in a plurality of subscriber devices, wherein the method is directed at a subway environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing IP router functions at individual mobile devices of the network, wherein the individual mobile devices are subscriber devices, wherein the method is directed at a subway environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing, in at least one of the plurality of mobile devices, media access control layer capabilities including sub-network layer convergence functions selected from a list consisting of segmentation and reassembly, quality of service, throughput fairness, adaptive data rate control, and transmit power control, wherein the at least one mobile device is a subscriber device, wherein the method is directed at a subway environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing route diversity within the network to facilitate assurance of packet communication, wherein route diversity is based at least on a number of network devices in a geographic area; wherein the method is directed at a subway environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and allowing layer 2 forwarding among at least some of the plurality of mobile devices, wherein them method is directed at a subway environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing the routable internet to a node in the network, wherein the node also communicates with a cellular network through at least one of the fixed infrastructure elements and the routable internet is provided outside the cellular network, wherein the method is directed at a subway environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing IP application deployment to a device in the network, wherein the device also communicates with a cellular network through at least one of the fixed infrastructure elements and the IP application is deployed outside the cellular network, wherein the method is directed at a subway environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and routing data packets through the mobile ad hoc network, wherein the method is directed at a subway environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and routing data packets through the mobile ad hoc network absent communications with the fixed infrastructure elements, wherein the method is directed at a subway environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements, communications to the nodes having a throughput of at least 768 kbit/sec during normal operation, wherein the method is directed at a subway environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements, communications to the nodes having a throughput of at least 768 kbit/set when the nodes are in motion at vehicular speeds, wherein the method is directed at a subway environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of mobile devices of fixed infrastructure elements, wherein the method is directed at a subway environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and applying swarm intelligence to determine at least some parts of at least some routes through the mobile, broadband, routable internet, wherein the method is directed at a subway environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as sending and receiving nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; determining a routing priority within the network, wherein the routing priority is provided by granting channel access to a node for which prioritized routing is identified and sending delay-sensitive data from the node before sending delay-tolerant data from the node; and wherein the routing priority facilitates managing routing of data within the mobile, broadband, routable internet of the environment, and wherein the environment is a train environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing support for peer-to-peer traffic within the network; and utilizing the peer-to-peer traffic network support in the environment to provide fixed-network-independent capacity and service delivery, wherein the environment is a train environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing peer to peer connectivity within the mobile broadband routable internet; and utilizing the peer to peer connectivity to facilitate mobile, fixed-infrastructure-independent, peer-to-peer application connection among at least a subset of the plurality of mobile devices in the environment, wherein the environment is a train environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing file sharing over the mobile broadband routable internet; and facilitating the use of file sharing in the environment without degrading system performance, wherein the environment is a train environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; deploying user-generated applications over the mobile broadband routable internet; and facilitating the use of the user-generated application in the environment without degrading system performance, wherein the environment is a train environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing peer-to-peer applications over the mobile broadband routable internet; and facilitating the use of peer-to-peer applications in the environment without degrading performance of the mobile broadband routable internet, wherein the environment is a train environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; facilitating direct-to-device application deployment over the mobile broadband routable internet; and providing a mobile application associated with the environment that is deployed directly to a device in the mobile broadband routable internet using direct-to-device application deployment, wherein the environment is a train environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing a facility for distributing data among a plurality of mobile broadband routable internet devices in the environment; and facilitating use of the distributed data with a web application deployed in an environment, wherein the environment is a train environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing multicast routing within the network by allowing a data object to be transmitted by a device to a plurality of destinations in the environment over a plurality of routes; and distributing application-related updates using multicast routing to a mobile device in the environment, wherein the environment is a train environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing an adaptive transmit power control facility for a device within the network in the environment, the adaptive transmit power control facility adapted to adjust transmission power of the device based on at least one of the density of proximate devices in the network, the condition of a neighboring device on the network, a channel condition of the network, a service level condition, a network performance condition, an environmental condition of the device and an application requirement of the device; and using adaptive transmit power control to adapt the transmit power associated with a device in the environment based on at least a density of devices, wherein the environment is a train environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing a facility for enabling adaptation of the data rate provided for links among devices within the network, the adaptation based on at least one of the density of devices in the network, the condition of neighboring devices in the network, a channel condition of the network, a service level condition, a network performance condition, an environmental condition and an application requirement; and wherein application related data transmission and receiving parameters are based on the adaptive link data rates for devices within the network in the environment, and wherein the environment is a train environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing dynamic spectrum access capabilities within the network by determining communication spectrum quality and adjusting use of time frequency rectangles within the communication spectrum based on the determination; and enhancing use of spectral bandwidth in the environment by using the dynamic spectrum access capabilities, wherein the environment is a train environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include enhancing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and communicating among the plurality of devices in an environment over a radio communication spectrum and reusing portions of the spectrum for communication based on availability of time frequency rectangles within portions of the spectrum, wherein the environment is a train environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing geo-location coding of device nodes in the network, wherein geo-location is based at least in part on a network location of a device node relative to other devices in the network; and facilitating at least one location-based service by using geo-location of device nodes in the environment, wherein the environment is a train environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in the environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing multimedia support within the network through a hybrid frame structure that includes variable slot duration and sub-channelization of bandwidth; and providing multimedia services in the environment using the multimedia support, wherein the environment is a train environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in the environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing time synchronization among nodes of the network, wherein the time synchronization is provided by communicating a representation of network timing at all the nodes with sufficient accuracy to enable reliable communications; and delivering services to device nodes in the environment using network node time synchronization, wherein the environment is a train environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing seamless outdoor and indoor operation over the network; and taking advantage of the seamless outdoor and indoor operation to deliver services over the network within the environment, wherein the a train environment is environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing fixed radio installations that facilitate connection of the plurality of mobile devices, wherein the fixed radio installations are based at least in part on meeting a criteria associated with network radio propagation and performance; and facilitating the use of the fixed radio installation for backhaul communication in the environment, wherein the environment is a train environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing an IP-compatible plug connection to at least one wired infrastructure type in the environment, wherein the environment is a train environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing multiple fixed-network gateway interfaces connecting the mobile ad hoc network to a fixed network, wherein the method is directed at a train environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing an automated network design tool to facilitate low cost and fast network design engineering and deployment planning of the fixed infrastructure elements of the network, wherein the method is directed at a train environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and deploying a plurality of low cost mesh access points to provide network coverage in a geography, wherein the method is directed at a train environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing small form factor nodes that allow for low cost and fast capacity expansion and network upgrade, wherein the method is directed at a train environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and routing communications between a mobile device and a device on a remote network so as to substantially favor routes through the mobile, broadband, routable Internet that have fewer hops between the mobile device and a backhaul access point, wherein the method is directed at a train environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing a user deployable access point that connects to the network, wherein the method is directed at a train environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing at least one base station controller function in at least one subscriber device, the base station controller function including at least one of an air interface management function, a signaling function, a concentration logic function, and a signal propagation function, wherein the method is directed at a train environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing service provider tools to manage resource consumption of at least one device on the ad hoc network, wherein the tools are deployed on at least one of the plurality of mobile devices and use at least one management path for reporting usage of the at least one device, wherein the method is directed at a train environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing full radio resource management functions in at least one device, the radio resource management functions including at least one of radio management, handover, handoff, and foreign device cooperation functions, wherein the at least one device is a subscriber device, wherein the method is directed at a train environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing multi-session functions in at least one of the plurality of devices, wherein the at least one device is a subscriber device, wherein the method is directed at a train environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing cost-based routing functions in the network through dynamic forming and reforming of links and routes, wherein the cost-based routing functions are provided in a plurality of subscriber devices, wherein the method is directed at a train environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing IP router functions at individual mobile devices of the network, wherein the individual mobile devices are subscriber devices, wherein the method is directed at a train environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing, in at least one of the plurality of mobile devices, media access control layer capabilities including sub-network layer convergence functions selected from a list consisting of segmentation and reassembly, quality of service, throughput fairness, adaptive data rate control, and transmit power control, wherein the at least one mobile device is a subscriber device, wherein the method is directed at a train environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing route diversity within the network to facilitate assurance of packet communication, wherein route diversity is based at least on a number of network devices in a geographic area; wherein the method is directed at a train environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and allowing layer 2 forwarding among at least some of the plurality of mobile devices, wherein them method is directed at a train environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing the routable internet to a node in the network, wherein the node also communicates with a cellular network through at least one of the fixed infrastructure elements and the routable internet is provided outside the cellular network, wherein the method is directed at a train environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing IP application deployment to a device in the network, wherein the device also communicates with a cellular network through at least one of the fixed infrastructure elements and the IP application is deployed outside the cellular network, wherein the method is directed at a train environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and routing data packets through the mobile ad hoc network, wherein the method is directed at a train environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and routing data packets through the mobile ad hoc network absent communications with the fixed infrastructure elements, wherein the method is directed at a train environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements, communications to the nodes having a throughput of at least 768 kbit/sec during normal operation, wherein the method is directed at a train environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements, communications to the nodes having a throughput of at least 768 kbit/set when the nodes are in motion at vehicular speeds, wherein the method is directed at a train environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of mobile devices of fixed infrastructure elements, wherein the method is directed at a train environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and applying swarm intelligence to determine at least some parts of at least some routes through the mobile, broadband, routable internet, wherein the method is directed at a train environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as sending and receiving nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; determining a routing priority within the network, wherein the routing priority is provided by granting channel access to a node for which prioritized routing is identified and sending delay-sensitive data from the node before sending delay-tolerant data from the node; and wherein the routing priority facilitates managing routing of data within the mobile, broadband, routable internet of the environment, and wherein the environment is an in-tunnel environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing support for peer-to-peer traffic within the network; and utilizing the peer-to-peer traffic network support in the environment to provide fixed-network-independent capacity and service delivery, wherein the environment is an in-tunnel environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing peer to peer connectivity within the mobile broadband routable internet; and utilizing the peer to peer connectivity to facilitate mobile, fixed-infrastructure-independent, peer-to-peer application connection among at least a subset of the plurality of mobile devices in the environment, wherein the environment is an in-tunnel environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing file sharing over the mobile broadband routable internet; and facilitating the use of file sharing in the environment without degrading system performance, wherein the environment is an in-tunnel environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; deploying user-generated applications over the mobile broadband routable internet; and facilitating the use of the user-generated application in the environment without degrading system performance, wherein the environment is an in-tunnel environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing peer-to-peer applications over the mobile broadband routable internet; and facilitating the use of peer-to-peer applications in the environment without degrading performance of the mobile broadband routable internet, wherein the environment is an in-tunnel environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; facilitating direct-to-device application deployment over the mobile broadband routable internet; and providing a mobile application associated with the environment that is deployed directly to a device in the mobile broadband routable internet using direct-to-device application deployment, wherein the environment is an in-tunnel environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing a facility for distributing data among a plurality of mobile broadband routable internet devices in the environment; and facilitating use of the distributed data with a web application deployed in an environment, wherein the environment is an in-tunnel environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing multicast routing within the network by allowing a data object to be transmitted by a device to a plurality of destinations in the environment over a plurality of routes; and distributing application-related updates using multicast routing to a mobile device in the environment, wherein the environment is an in-tunnel environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing an adaptive transmit power control facility for a device within the network in the environment, the adaptive transmit power control facility adapted to adjust transmission power of the device based on at least one of the density of proximate devices in the network, the condition of a neighboring device on the network, a channel condition of the network, a service level condition, a network performance condition, an environmental condition of the device and an application requirement of the device; and using adaptive transmit power control to adapt the transmit power associated with a device in the environment based on at least a density of devices, wherein the environment is an in-tunnel environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing a facility for enabling adaptation of the data rate provided for links among devices within the network, the adaptation based on at least one of the density of devices in the network, the condition of neighboring devices in the network, a channel condition of the network, a service level condition, a network performance condition, an environmental condition and an application requirement; and wherein application related data transmission and receiving parameters are based on the adaptive link data rates for devices within the network in the environment, and wherein the environment is an in-tunnel environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing dynamic spectrum access capabilities within the network by determining communication spectrum quality and adjusting use of time frequency rectangles within the communication spectrum based on the determination; and enhancing use of spectral bandwidth in the environment by using the dynamic spectrum access capabilities, wherein the environment is an in-tunnel environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include enhancing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and communicating among the plurality of devices in an environment over a radio communication spectrum and reusing portions of the spectrum for communication based on availability of time frequency rectangles within portions of the spectrum, wherein the environment is an in-tunnel environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing geo-location coding of device nodes in the network, wherein geo-location is based at least in part on a network location of a device node relative to other devices in the network; and facilitating at least one location-based service by using geo-location of device nodes in the environment, wherein the environment is an in-tunnel environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in the environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing multimedia support within the network through a hybrid frame structure that includes variable slot duration and sub-channelization of bandwidth; and providing multimedia services in the environment using the multimedia support, wherein the environment is an in-tunnel environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in the environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing time synchronization among nodes of the network, wherein the time synchronization is provided by communicating a representation of network timing at all the nodes with sufficient accuracy to enable reliable communications; and delivering services to device nodes in the environment using network node time synchronization, wherein the environment is an in-tunnel environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing seamless outdoor and indoor operation over the network; and taking advantage of the seamless outdoor and indoor operation to deliver services over the network within the environment, wherein the an in-tunnel environment is environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing fixed radio installations that facilitate connection of the plurality of mobile devices, wherein the fixed radio installations are based at least in part on meeting a criteria associated with network radio propagation and performance; and facilitating the use of the fixed radio installation for backhaul communication in the environment, wherein the environment is an in-tunnel environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing an IP-compatible plug connection to at least one wired infrastructure type in the environment, wherein the environment is an in-tunnel environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing multiple fixed-network gateway interfaces connecting the mobile ad hoc network to a fixed network, wherein the method is directed at an in-tunnel environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing an automated network design tool to facilitate low cost and fast network design engineering and deployment planning of the fixed infrastructure elements of the network, wherein the method is directed at an in-tunnel environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and deploying a plurality of low cost mesh access points to provide network coverage in a geography, wherein the method is directed at an in-tunnel environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing small form factor nodes that allow for low cost and fast capacity expansion and network upgrade, wherein the method is directed at an in-tunnel environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and routing communications between a mobile device and a device on a remote network so as to substantially favor routes through the mobile, broadband, routable Internet that have fewer hops between the mobile device and a backhaul access point, wherein the method is directed at an in-tunnel environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing a user deployable access point that connects to the network, wherein the method is directed at an in-tunnel environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing at least one base station controller function in at least one subscriber device, the base station controller function including at least one of an air interface management function, a signaling function, a concentration logic function, and a signal propagation function, wherein the method is directed at an in-tunnel environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing service provider tools to manage resource consumption of at least one device on the ad hoc network, wherein the tools are deployed on at least one of the plurality of mobile devices and use at least one management path for reporting usage of the at least one device, wherein the method is directed at an in-tunnel environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing full radio resource management functions in at least one device, the radio resource management functions including at least one of radio management, handover, handoff, and foreign device cooperation functions, wherein the at least one device is a subscriber device, wherein the method is directed at an in-tunnel environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing multi-session functions in at least one of the plurality of devices, wherein the at least one device is a subscriber device, wherein the method is directed at an in-tunnel environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing cost-based routing functions in the network through dynamic forming and reforming of links and routes, wherein the cost-based routing functions are provided in a plurality of subscriber devices, wherein the method is directed at an in-tunnel environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing IP router functions at individual mobile devices of the network, wherein the individual mobile devices are subscriber devices, wherein the method is directed at an in-tunnel environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing, in at least one of the plurality of mobile devices, media access control layer capabilities including sub-network layer convergence functions selected from a list consisting of segmentation and reassembly, quality of service, throughput fairness, adaptive data rate control, and transmit power control, wherein the at least one mobile device is a subscriber device, wherein the method is directed at an in-tunnel environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing route diversity within the network to facilitate assurance of packet communication, wherein route diversity is based at least on a number of network devices in a geographic area; wherein the method is directed at an in-tunnel environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and allowing layer 2 forwarding among at least some of the plurality of mobile devices, wherein them method is directed at an in-tunnel environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing the routable internet to a node in the network, wherein the node also communicates with a cellular network through at least one of the fixed infrastructure elements and the routable internet is provided outside the cellular network, wherein the method is directed at an in-tunnel environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing IP application deployment to a device in the network, wherein the device also communicates with a cellular network through at least one of the fixed infrastructure elements and the IP application is deployed outside the cellular network, wherein the method is directed at an in-tunnel environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and routing data packets through the mobile ad hoc network, wherein the method is directed at an in-tunnel environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and routing data packets through the mobile ad hoc network absent communications with the fixed infrastructure elements, wherein the method is directed at an in-tunnel environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements, communications to the nodes having a throughput of at least 768 kbit/sec during normal operation, wherein the method is directed at an in-tunnel environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements, communications to the nodes having a throughput of at least 768 kbit/set when the nodes are in motion at vehicular speeds, wherein the method is directed at an in-tunnel environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of mobile devices of fixed infrastructure elements, wherein the method is directed at an in-tunnel environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and applying swarm intelligence to determine at least some parts of at least some routes through the mobile, broadband, routable internet, wherein the method is directed at an in-tunnel environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as sending and receiving nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; determining a routing priority within the network, wherein the routing priority is provided by granting channel access to a node for which prioritized routing is identified and sending delay-sensitive data from the node before sending delay-tolerant data from the node; and wherein the routing priority facilitates managing routing of data within the mobile, broadband, routable internet of the environment, and wherein the environment is an airplane environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing support for peer-to-peer traffic within the network; and utilizing the peer-to-peer traffic network support in the environment to provide fixed-network-independent capacity and service delivery, wherein the environment is an airplane environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing peer to peer connectivity within the mobile broadband routable internet; and utilizing the peer to peer connectivity to facilitate mobile, fixed-infrastructure-independent, peer-to-peer application connection among at least a subset of the plurality of mobile devices in the environment, wherein the environment is an airplane environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing file sharing over the mobile broadband routable internet; and facilitating the use of file sharing in the environment without degrading system performance, wherein the environment is an airplane environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; deploying user-generated applications over the mobile broadband routable internet; and facilitating the use of the user-generated application in the environment without degrading system performance, wherein the environment is an airplane environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing peer-to-peer applications over the mobile broadband routable internet; and facilitating the use of peer-to-peer applications in the environment without degrading performance of the mobile broadband routable internet, wherein the environment is an airplane environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; facilitating direct-to-device application deployment over the mobile broadband routable internet; and providing a mobile application associated with the environment that is deployed directly to a device in the mobile broadband routable internet using direct-to-device application deployment, wherein the environment is an airplane environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing a facility for distributing data among a plurality of mobile broadband routable internet devices in the environment; and facilitating use of the distributed data with a web application deployed in an environment, wherein the environment is an airplane environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing multicast routing within the network by allowing a data object to be transmitted by a device to a plurality of destinations in the environment over a plurality of routes; and distributing application-related updates using multicast routing to a mobile device in the environment, wherein the environment is an airplane environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing an adaptive transmit power control facility for a device within the network in the environment, the adaptive transmit power control facility adapted to adjust transmission power of the device based on at least one of the density of proximate devices in the network, the condition of a neighboring device on the network, a channel condition of the network, a service level condition, a network performance condition, an environmental condition of the device and an application requirement of the device; and using adaptive transmit power control to adapt the transmit power associated with a device in the environment based on at least a density of devices, wherein the environment is an airplane environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing a facility for enabling adaptation of the data rate provided for links among devices within the network, the adaptation based on at least one of the density of devices in the network, the condition of neighboring devices in the network, a channel condition of the network, a service level condition, a network performance condition, an environmental condition and an application requirement; and wherein application related data transmission and receiving parameters are based on the adaptive link data rates for devices within the network in the environment, and wherein the environment is an airplane environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing dynamic spectrum access capabilities within the network by determining communication spectrum quality and adjusting use of time frequency rectangles within the communication spectrum based on the determination; and enhancing use of spectral bandwidth in the environment by using the dynamic spectrum access capabilities, wherein the environment is an airplane environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include enhancing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and communicating among the plurality of devices in an environment over a radio communication spectrum and reusing portions of the spectrum for communication based on availability of time frequency rectangles within portions of the spectrum, wherein the environment is an airplane environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing geo-location coding of device nodes in the network, wherein geo-location is based at least in part on a network location of a device node relative to other devices in the network; and facilitating at least one location-based service by using geo-location of device nodes in the environment, wherein the environment is an airplane environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in the environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing multimedia support within the network through a hybrid frame structure that includes variable slot duration and sub-channelization of bandwidth; and providing multimedia services in the environment using the multimedia support, wherein the environment is an airplane environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in the environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing time synchronization among nodes of the network, wherein the time synchronization is provided by communicating a representation of network timing at all the nodes with sufficient accuracy to enable reliable communications; and delivering services to device nodes in the environment using network node time synchronization, wherein the environment is an airplane environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing seamless outdoor and indoor operation over the network; and taking advantage of the seamless outdoor and indoor operation to deliver services over the network within the environment, wherein the an airplane environment is environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; providing fixed radio installations that facilitate connection of the plurality of mobile devices, wherein the fixed radio installations are based at least in part on meeting a criteria associated with network radio propagation and performance; and facilitating the use of the fixed radio installation for backhaul communication in the environment, wherein the environment is an airplane environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include establishing a mobile, broadband, routable internet in an environment, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to the individual device independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing an IP-compatible plug connection to at least one wired infrastructure type in the environment, wherein the environment is an airplane environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing multiple fixed-network gateway interfaces connecting the mobile ad hoc network to a fixed network, wherein the method is directed at an airplane environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing an automated network design tool to facilitate low cost and fast network design engineering and deployment planning of the fixed infrastructure elements of the network, wherein the method is directed at an airplane environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and deploying a plurality of low cost mesh access points to provide network coverage in a geography, wherein the method is directed at an airplane environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing small form factor nodes that allow for low cost and fast capacity expansion and network upgrade, wherein the method is directed at an airplane environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and routing communications between a mobile device and a device on a remote network so as to substantially favor routes through the mobile, broadband, routable Internet that have fewer hops between the mobile device and a backhaul access point, wherein the method is directed at an airplane environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing a user deployable access point that connects to the network, wherein the method is directed at an airplane environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing at least one base station controller function in at least one subscriber device, the base station controller function including at least one of an air interface management function, a signaling function, a concentration logic function, and a signal propagation function, wherein the method is directed at an airplane environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing service provider tools to manage resource consumption of at least one device on the ad hoc network, wherein the tools are deployed on at least one of the plurality of mobile devices and use at least one management path for reporting usage of the at least one device, wherein the method is directed at an airplane environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing full radio resource management functions in at least one device, the radio resource management functions including at least one of radio management, handover, handoff, and foreign device cooperation functions, wherein the at least one device is a subscriber device, wherein the method is directed at an airplane environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing multi-session functions in at least one of the plurality of devices, wherein the at least one device is a subscriber device, wherein the method is directed at an airplane environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing cost-based routing functions in the network through dynamic forming and reforming of links and routes, wherein the cost-based routing functions are provided in a plurality of subscriber devices, wherein the method is directed at an airplane environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing IP router functions at individual mobile devices of the network, wherein the individual mobile devices are subscriber devices, wherein the method is directed at an airplane environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing, in at least one of the plurality of mobile devices, media access control layer capabilities including sub-network layer convergence functions selected from a list consisting of segmentation and reassembly, quality of service, throughput fairness, adaptive data rate control, and transmit power control, wherein the at least one mobile device is a subscriber device, wherein the method is directed at an airplane environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and providing route diversity within the network to facilitate assurance of packet communication, wherein route diversity is based at least on a number of network devices in a geographic area; wherein the method is directed at an airplane environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad hoc network and in which packets are IP routable to each of the devices independent of fixed infrastructure elements; and allowing layer 2 forwarding among at least some of the plurality of mobile devices, wherein them method is directed at an airplane environment.
  • In an aspect of the invention, methods and systems include providing a mobile, broadband, routable internet, in which a plurality of mobile devices interact as nodes in a mobile ad